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Owen & Mzee

The True Story of A Remarkable Friendship
Hatkoff, Isabella (Book - 2006 )
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Baker & Taylor
Details through text and photographs the special bond shared by Owen, an orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise.

Scholastic
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.

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.

Authors: Hatkoff, Isabella
Statement of Responsibility: told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste
Title: Owen & Mzee
the true story of a remarkable friendship
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 28 cm.
Sold by: Scholastic Press
Notes: "This book has been adapted from the original e-book, Owen and Mzee, which was first launched on the WNBC New York Five O'Clock News as part of the Tribeca Film Festival"--T.p. verso
Subject Headings: Hippopotamus Behavior Kenya Aldabra tortoise Behavior Kenya Social behavior in animals Kenya
Topical Term: Hippopotamus
Aldabra tortoise
Social behavior in animals
Additional Contributors: Hatkoff, Craig
Kahumbu, P. - (Paula)
Greste, Peter
LCCN: 2005021341
ISBN: 0439829739
9780439829731
Branch Call Number: J 599.63 H
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