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Mama (edition 2006)
MAMA: a TRUE story, in which a BABY HIPPO loses his MAMA during a TSUNAMI, but finds a new home, and a new MAMA by Jeanette Winter
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152054952, Hardcover)
Set during the devastating tsunami of 2004, MAMA is the touching true story of a baby hippo that was separated from his mother when the wave hit. After struggling alone for several days, the baby was rescued by Kenyan wildlife officers and brought to live in an animal refuge. There, all by himself, he adopted a new "mother"--that just happened to be a 130-year-old giant male tortoise. And they've been inseparable ever since.
Although MAMA takes place against the backdrop of a terrible human tragedy, at the heart of this story is a moving and original tale of adoption--and of finding love and companionship in the least likely of circumstances.
Includes an author's note.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:00 -0400)
A true story about a baby hippo who loses his mother during a tsunami, but finds a new home and a new mother.
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