Marion Dane Bauer, John Butler
A Mama for Owen
(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