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Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    Worth the read! and sharing with school children or a class...

    This is surely worth the read and your time as it is a book on friendship and acceptance and can be tailored for many age levels. Enjoy!

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    Owen & Mzee - A True Story of A Remarkable Friendship

    A truly inspiring story of unlikely friendship rising out of disaster. This true tale amazes and delights as it recounts the heroic rescue of Owen, a baby hippo orphaned in the 2004 tsunami and follows him to an animal sanctuary where he meets the slow-moving Mzee, a giant tortoise. The patience of Mzee as Owen "adopts" him is depicted in touching photos detailing persistence, playfulness and loyalty as the two become acquainted and attached to each other. Children and adults alike will come to love the two as their friendship grows and blossoms. A beautiful story on every level, it teaches how appearances don't's what in your heart that matters.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    love is a strange thing

    a most amazing true story about the power of love and how a baby hippo decided that a giant tortoise was his new protector and mother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    Children of different ages love this book.

    A very special book. Recommended for children from five and up and their parents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

    The Heartwarming Story about the Unlikely Friendship of Owen & Mzee

    This book is documented with pictures of an elderly giant tortoise and an orphaned baby hippo that found each other after the tsunami in 2004. It's the story of an unlikely friendship between two animals. Readers will be moved by the example of love and companionship of a mammal and a reptile. To find out how they discovered each other and became friends, read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2008

    owen and mzee living together

    Owen and Mzee was a good book because it is true and realistic. Owen Mzee is a about a hippopotamus who lives with his family. One day Owen got separated from his family and brought to the zoo. Then he met Mzee, a 150 year old turtle. Owen and Mzee were best friend but the problem Owen thought Mzee was her mother. Someone should read this book because I think it¿s a great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2006

    The inspiring true story

    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.

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    Posted April 8, 2010

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