Description - Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff
The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee. When Owen was stranded after the December 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphaned hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos emailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. 'Owen and Mzee' is a heart-warming, true animal story featuring an irresistibly cute baby! 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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(248mm x 275mm x mm)
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
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Author Biography - Isabella Hatkoff
Craig Hatkoff is the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and of Turtle Pond Publications. Both Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship are New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Manhattan. Isabella Hatkoff is the co-author of bestselling Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship and Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship with her father, Craig Hatkoff, and ecologist Dr. Paula Kahumbu. Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship was published in the spring of 2006 and became an international phenomonen. She lives in Manhattan with her family