Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
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Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

Written by Isabella Hatkoff Craig Hatkoff , and Paula Kahumbu & illustrated by Peter Greste
Published by Scholastic
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The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo and 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world. The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780439851138
    Publication Date
    February 1, 2006
    Page Count
    40
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0439829739

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