Saturday, June 30, 2007

Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship




In December 2004, a baby hippo is separated from his family by a devastating tsunami in southeast Asia. After a difficult rescue, the baby hippo, now named Owen is sent to an animal sanctuary called Haller Park. Here, baby Owen adopts as his mother, an old tortoise, who for years has been a loner. Mzee the tortoise accepts the baby hippo as his own and they are now inseparable. This book is about a special friendship that has captured hearts everwhere. I really enjoyed the story of Owen and Mzee and I hope that you will also. This book is also one of twenty nominees for the Monarch Award: Illinois' k-3rd grade, Children's Choice Book Award.



1 comment:

jimbo said...

Read more about Owen & Mzee at their blog:

http://www.lafargeecosystems.com

Join the Owen & Mzee Yahoo Group at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Owen-and-Mzee_Group

See Owen & Mzee Movie trailer:

http://tinyurl.com/oxomy

Author's fabulous website with movie:

http://www.owenandmzee.com

Download Patent-Teacher Guide at:

http://images.ibsys.com/2005/0429/4432216.pdf , or

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/tradebooks/owen_mzee_dg.pdf