Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship

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Scholastic Press,
Pub. Date:
2006.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 920L
Description
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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ISBN:
9780439829731
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.4, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 920L
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subject_facet Aldabra tortoise -- Behavior -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature
Hippopotamus -- Behavior -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature
Social behavior in animals -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature
title_display Owen and Mzee : the true story of a remarkable friendship
title_full Owen and Mzee : the true story of a remarkable friendship / told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste
title_short Owen and Mzee :
title_sub the true story of a remarkable friendship
topic_facet Aldabra tortoise
Behavior
Hippopotamus
Social behavior in animals