Age 2-8
Grade PK-3

Marion Dane Bauer, John Butler

A Mama for Owen

Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers March 27, 2007) , 1st Edition
Owen the baby hippo and his mama were best friends. They loved to play hide-and-seek on the banks of the Sabaki River in Africa. That was all before the tsunami came and washed Owen's world away.

But after the rain stops, Owen befriends Mzee, a grayish brown tortoise. He plays with him, snuggles with him, and decides he just might turn out to be his best friend and a brand-new mama.

Inspired by the tsunami of 2004, acclaimed storyteller Marion Dane Bauer and celebrated illustrator John Butler depict this heartwarming true tale of healing, adoption, and rebirth -- with splendid illustrations and oodles of love.
Rise and Shine
068985787X / 9780689857874
18.24 oz.
9.25 x 0.4 in.

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