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Mama for Owen
Table of Contents
About The Book
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.
About The Illustrator
John Butler has illustrated more than forty books for children, including Little Chick, Little Bunny, A Mama for Owen, and While You Were Sleeping. He has worked for Sesame Street and Time magazine and resides in the United Kingdom.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2007)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9780689857874
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Awards and Honors
- Volunteer State Book Award Nominee (TN)
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High Resolution Images
- Book Cover Image (jpg): Mama for Owen Hardcover 9780689857874(5.0 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Marion Dane Bauer Photograph © Marion Dane Bauer(0.1 MB)
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