Isabella Hatkoff Paula Kahumbu Craig Hatkoff
Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship
June 04, 2019 Comments.. 965
Owen and Mzee The Language of Friendship The in demand follow up to the New York Times bestseller OWEN MZEE the friendship that has touched millions around the world In this exciting follow up to OWEN MZEE the New York Times bestselling s

  • Title: Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship
  • Author: Isabella Hatkoff Paula Kahumbu Craig Hatkoff
  • ISBN: 9780439899598
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The in demand follow up to the New York Times bestseller, OWEN MZEE, the friendship that has touched millions around the world.In this exciting follow up to OWEN MZEE, the New York Times bestselling story about an orphaned baby hippo named Owen and the 130 year old giant turtle, Mzee, Craig Hatkoff explores the language of love, friendship, and nurturance thatThe in demand follow up to the New York Times bestseller, OWEN MZEE, the friendship that has touched millions around the world.In this exciting follow up to OWEN MZEE, the New York Times bestselling story about an orphaned baby hippo named Owen and the 130 year old giant turtle, Mzee, Craig Hatkoff explores the language of love, friendship, and nurturance that these two incredible creatures share with one another This book traces their first year together, including their adorable playful ways and the unique language that they have developed.

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    1. Manybooks says:

      This sequel to Isabella and Craig Hatkoff's true tale of the friendship between a tortoise (Mzee) and a young hippopotamus (Owen), Owen & Mzee: The Language Of Friendship presents a detailed and informative account of Owen's and Mzee's first year and a half together at the sanctuary (Haller Park in Kenya). While there is a short and succinct account of Owen's rescue and his transport to the sanctuary, most of Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship features and provides information on Ow [...]

    2. Cheryl says:

      Owen and Mzee: the Language of Friendship picks up where the original book entitled Owen and Mzee ended. Owen is a baby hippopotamus who was orphaned after a tsunami hit the coast of Kenya in 2004. After he was rescued and taken to a wildlife refuge, Owen immediately bonded with grumpy 130 year old (yes really!) Mzee, an Aldabra tortoise. This wonderful true story traces the friendship of Owen and Mzee through the year and a half after their first meeting. As the authors aptly state “when you [...]

    3. Ann says:

      I read this book shortly after reading its predecessor “The Amazing True Story of Owen and Mzee” (which I completely loved!). I adored this book as well, but found a lot of the information to repeat what was already written in the first book.This book struck me as, not so much a “sequel”, but more a “second book.” So, if you can’t get your hands on the first book, you’ll still be able to follow events from the start with this one.This book does extend on the actual relationship b [...]

    4. L12_Anke says:

      Owen and Mzee~ The language of Friendship is the second book written by a talented team of caring people, which continues to tell the amazing story of a unique bond of friendship between the most unusual pair, a baby hippo and 130-year-old tortoise. In late December of 2004 after a terrible tsunami developed in the Indian Ocean many lives were changed forever, torn apart by devastation, death and ruin. Owen, at the time a baby hippo, was washed down a river in Kenya, separated from his mother an [...]

    5. Kathryn says:

      An engaging follow-up to the original Owen and Mzee book Owen & Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship, which I definitely recommend reading first and preferred to this one. The sequel is still very enjoyable and does have a bit of background on how Owen and Mzee's friendship came to be, so if this is the only version of their story you can get, I still recommend it. The sequel talks about the amazing, unique language Owen and Mzee created for communication, a combination of sounds [...]

    6. Dolly says:

      This story is the sequel to Owen & Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship, which was selected as one of the books for the February 2012 - Friendship reads at the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at . We read the first story more than two years ago, so our girls didn't really remember much about this fascinating story. I was happy that we were able to read this story together; it's a heartwarming story about friendship, comfort and the wonders of nature's creature [...]

    7. ❀angela says:

      I can't believe this is a true story. If I ever have children, this will definitely be on the bed-time reading list.I think I mentioned in another review I was working on a "romance" display during my shift and the children's librarian asked if I was going to include picture books and recommended Tadpole's Promise. Coincidentally, the branch manager used to be a children's librarian and also asked if I was going to include picture books and recommended this one. "There's more than one kind of lo [...]

    8. Elizabeth says:

      Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship was a true story of a remarkable friendship. A curmudgeony tortoise befriends an orphan baby hippo, and life is good. It ends with the idea that we can learn much about kindness and friendship from watching these animals.In this nonfiction sequel, we learn that the tortoise's shell is cracked and that his keepers worry the hippo will accidentally crush him. Meanwhile, the hippo doesn't eat right or sleep right since he eats only tortoise f [...]

    9. A_Susan says:

      Owen is a young hippo that was stranded by the 2004 tsunami and then rescued. He was brought to a wildlife sanctuary in Kenya where he met Mzee, a 130 year old tortoise. The two formed an unusual friendship and bond that surprised everyone. Owen and Mzee developed their own communication system, wander together, eat together, sleep together, and are constant companions. Concerns and issues that will eventually affect both animals are presented honestly and thoughtfully. Possible solutions are pr [...]

    10. Amy Stipp says:

      If you're going to read one of these books (the story of a remarkable friendship or the Language of Friendship) I would recommend reading this one. The first few pages are a recap of the first book and then it tells what happens to their friendship as Owen continues to grow. I would recommend this to 1st-5th grade. A beautiful story of friendship and how as living creatures, we need companionship and love.

    11. William Doran says:

      When Owen the Hippo's family is killed in the 2004 tsunami, he is rescued by kindly local people in Kenya and sent to a nature preserve. Mzee is a 130-year old tortoise known for being a cantankerous loner. In this touching story of interspecies friendship, we learn about the this unlikely pair of friends. Students will love this story of acceptance and friendship told in straightforward prose and adorable photographs of this real-life duo.

    12. Kelly H. (Maybedog) says:

      Another book to continue to capitalize on the friendship of this hippo and tortoise couple and it's still wonderful. I am happy to support them as the funds go to support the animals.

    13. Lauren Gray says:

      Title: Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship Authors: Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumbu Illustrator/Photographer: Peter Greste Genre: Photographic EssayTheme(s): Friendship, Animals, Language Opening line/sentence: “In a special place in Kenya live two great friends: young hippopotamus named Owen, and a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee.”Brief Book Summary: A hippo and tortoise in Kenya met at a sanctuary where Owen was placed in an enclosure in which Mzee previ [...]

    14. Allie Pitcher says:

      I enjoyed this book soo much. I loved how two animals that are very different became friends. I also liked how this book was a true story and students could relate to the animals. I would share this book with any grade but would use it in the higher grades (4-5) for independent reading.

    15. David says:

      Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu, photographed by Peter Greste, is a worthy sequel to Owen and Mzee: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship, concentrating on the first year of Mzee's life at the Haller Park nature sanctuary. After a summary of Owen's rescue, and the initial friendship of Owen with Mzee, more details are given, along with great photos, info about Toto and Cleo, and a discussion of the possible future of the two friends [...]

    16. Memory Kopp says:

      This story is the second installment of the story of Owen and Mzee. This tells the story of the first year and a half of Owen and Mzee a hippopotamus and tortoise that live in Kenya and have formed a special uncommon bond of friendship. It began after a tsunami in Southeast Asia separated Owen the hippo from his mother so he adopted Mzee the tortoise as his new “mom”. After seeing an article in the newspaper, father and daughter pair Isabella and Craig Hatkoff were inspired to tell more of t [...]

    17. Derek Slagle says:

      Owen and Mzee: The language of friendship is a nonfiction book that would be good to use in a an elementary classroom. This book would be used to examine various themes such as friendship, kindness and empathy. This true story is about the incredible friendship between a hippopotamus named Owen and a tortoise named Mzee. When Owen looses his family in a terrible flood, his relocation to the Haller Wildlife Park changed his life forever. It was one morning, when a park employee found Owen and Mze [...]

    18. Jenn says:

      Our family *loves* the true story of Owen and Mzee. Brought together by the 2004 Tsunami; Owen and Mzee have a remarkable friendship. Owen is a young hippopotamus. Mzee (Mm-zay) is a 130 year old Aldabra tortoise. Both animals overcome instinctual behavior to develop a true bond.The Owen and Mzee books have been fabulous learning tools for us. The globe and maps have been explored as we located Africa, Kenya, and the other countries the Tsunami affected. We've researched Tsunami's and other weat [...]

    19. Q_Barb says:

      The sequel to this amazing, unique friendship between Owen, a hippo and Mzee a tortoise, captured me as much as the first book, if not more. I am interesting in finding out more about the future of these two, because the authors note that things have got to change in some way for Owen because he is awake in the heat of the day when hippos usually sleep and eats the same food as Mzee which is not what hippos eat, so there is a discussion beginning about moving Owen into an area with another orpha [...]

    20. Grace says:

      This inspirational true story is about the incredible friendship between a hippopotamus named Owen and a tortoise named Mzee. When Owen looses his family in a terrible flood, his relocation to the Haller Wildlife Park changed his life forever. It was one morning, when a park employee found Owen and Mzee snuggled together and from that moment on, this wonderful friendship and family was created. Through each page of this astonishing story, you learn about the development of their friendship, whic [...]

    21. McKenna Banks says:

      This is a nonfiction book about the true story of the tortoise named Mzee and the baby hippo named Owen. Owen was washed ashore by a tsunami when he was just a baby. He was rescued and placed in a wildlife sanctuary in Africa, but they did not know where to put him. They were afraid the adult hippos would hurt him. They then decided to put him in the habitat with a random assortment of gentle animals. Owen took to Mzee, the 130 year old "loner" turtle, instantly. Ever since that day, the pair ha [...]

    22. Randie D. Camp, M.S. says:

      This is a follow-up to "Owen and Mzee: the True Story of a Remarkable Friendship". The book begins by giving an overview of how Owen and Mzee came to be friends. Some of the facts are more detailed than in the first book. It is one and half years later, so more information is available. The focus of this book is how Owen and Mzee have created their own means of communicating with each other. At the end, it is mentioned that the experts of Haller Park are trying to safely introduce Owen to a fema [...]

    23. Destiny says:

      I read watched a documentary on Netflix about odd animal relationships like this one. I was fascinated by and and when I read the book. Aside from being a cool story about two random animals that happened to randomly become friends it has a great message for kids. It shows that anyone can be friends. Even those you don't think you like, similar to the way the tortoise felt about the hippo at first, we can learn to love and depend on others when give the chance. The other way around we can contin [...]

    24. Susan Barnaby says:

      If you ever have a bad day, one of those days when you wonder if it's all worth it and if there is any hope that humans can know what it is to be united. read this. The continuing story of Owen and Mzee, best friends. Observers are still puzzled as to why a reptile like Mzee would develop an attachment to a mammal like Owen. It gets more freaky - they've developed a language that is unique to the two of them, bearing no relation to hippo or tortoise noisemaking. So there, bad day! We're all rela [...]

    25. Lluvia says:

      This book takes place in Kenya, it's about a Hippo and a 130 year old turtle. The book is wonderful. A hippo and a turtle become best friends. The hippo was a baby when he met the 130 yr. old turtle. The hippo (Owen) was all alone, his family either drowned or were washed away because of the tsunami. Owen was not doing so well at first, wasn't eating since he was still a baby. With the help of the turtle, Owen survived and the turtle and Owen became best friends. This is a true story about two w [...]

    26. Morgan says:

      Owen was just a baby when he was orphaned in 2004 because of a devastating tsunami. After being rescued and moved to Haller Park in Kenya, he met Mzee (mm-zay), a 130 year old Aldabra tortoise and the two began an unlikely friendship. The Language of Friendship is the follow up book to the original story of Owen and Mzee and explains how the two communicate and happily coexist. Age 10 and up.

    27. booklady says:

      Oops! I accidentally ordered the second book about this remarkable pair from the library not realizing there were two. Went ahead and read it anyway; it's really sweet and I don't think the sequence matters that much. About the continuing friendship between a young hippo named Owen, stranded by the 2004 tsunami and rescued by a man named Owen, and a one-hundred and fifty year old tortoise, Mzee. Just think what a lot of changes Mzee (pronounced Mm-ZAY) has seen in his lifetime!

    28. Janet Chen says:

      This book ties into the introduction of Owen and Mzee. I think this story would be great to teach around a lesson involving friendship. Even read in February during black history month you could focus on the idea of two individuals who no one thought would get along with would become such good friends. The main emphasis is that anyone can be friends. I really like these stories overall and the pictures are so much fun to look at just because you know its a real story.

    29. Abbey Smith says:

      My students love to use the Non-Fiction facts given in teh Owen and Mzee books for their research writing. During the third and fourth quarter we become "researchers" and research an animal of our choice. Many of my students choose a hippopotamus or a turtle because of their love for Owen and Mzee.

    30. Celia says:

      Owen and mzee: This book is about two animals that need help and try to help each other out; and sometimes in the book it said that Owen and mzee thought/felt like they were real people. And again just help each other out. The cover and the illustrations were very good and appealing to me. I would recommend this book to animal lovers.

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