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Children's LiteratureThrough the interesting text and beautiful photographs, Turner delivers a story of science, nature, and the conservation of life, as she follows the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP). MGVP is a group working to save the gorilla populations of Rwanda and Uganda. As mountain gorillas come into increasing contact with humans because of tourism and shrinking forests, they have become exposed to human illnesses. The book describes how researchers observe gorillas in their natural habitat, study the effects of human diseases, and provide emergency care. Throughout the book are stories of individual gorillas, including a wonderful story about the fostering of a baby gorilla named "Fearless." This amazing story is filled with interesting facts and history about Mountain Gorillas. The pictures in this book are amazing and at the same time very touching. The pictures really make the book come to life. While the book offers a rich body of information about these endangered primates, the book's vocabulary will certainly challenge most middle grade readers. 2005, Houghton Mifflin Company, $ 17.00. Ages 9 to 12.