Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee by Roberta Edwards, Leveled Books G-H-I
in 2004, after a tsunami in Southeast Asia, a baby hippo was discovered orphaned and alone. A wildlife refuge in Kenya became his new home, and there he met Mzee, a 130-year-old tortoise. The two became the best of friends, doing everything together, and sleeping side by side. It's a Leveled Reader favorite, the true story of an amazing friendship, for readers of all ages.
Author: Roberta Edwards Binding Type: Paperback Fiction/Nonfiction: Nonfiction Leveled Group: G-H-I Age Level: 5-7 Grade: Kindergarten-1st