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A Mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by John Butler [in Bloomsbury Review]

A Mama for OwenA beautifully illustrated, lullaby-like retelling of baby hippo Owen, who lost his entire family pod in the great tsunami of December 2004, and chose a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee, meaning “old man” in Swahili, to be his surrogate mother.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2007

Readers: Children

Published: 2007


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