Owen & Mzee : the True Story of a Remarkable Friendship: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (Hardcover)

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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
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.


ISBN 9780439829731
Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 40
Publisher Date 2006-01-11 00:00:00.0
Publisher Scholastic Pr
Copyright Year 2006
Height 9.75 in
Wdth 11.0 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 1.05 lb
Language English
Subtitle The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Hatkoff, Isabella
Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
Country of Origin United States

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  • Owen and Mzee
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    Excellent book for all ages. Very informative and darling pictures. Glad to have an update on little Owen. Read about him in the newspaper and wondered what became of him and now I know.

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  • a great story that will move your heart
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    This story is well told and with the pictures, you can really appreciate how precious the friendship is and how wonderful the life is when you are with your friends.

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  • Must have childrens book
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    This is a must have book for your childs library. Grandparents, Teachers and Librarians should give this book a good home. A true story of survival and friendship, the story of Owen and Mzee will never be out of date. It can be enjoyed by all ages, who can resist a cute baby hippo. The pictures are great the story heart warming. An overall great book. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Endearing photos enhance this true story
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    This is a poignant, life-affirming true story that will appeal to adults and kids alike.

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