Paula Kahumbu

Books by This Author

Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

Illustrated by: Peter Greste
Age Level: 6-9

When a tsunami orphans a young hippopotamus, a group of concerned Malidi (on the east coast of Kenya) villagers figure out how to capture the 600 pound baby thus beginning his new life in an animal sanctuary with a new and unlikely companion — a 130 year old tortoise named Mzee. Full color photographs and straightforward text are used in this inspiring, appealing and true story told first by a young girl and her father.