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A Mom for Umande


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The heart-tugging true story of how a baby gorilla found love in the arms of a surrogate mom


When Umande was born, his mother didnt know how to take care of him. So, he was hand-reared by keepers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. For eight months, the keepers crawled on the ground with him to show him how to walk; coughed in his face to teach him discipline; and gave him happy gorilla grumbles to encourage him. But for Umande, something was still missing. Luckily, a thousand miles away at the Columbus Zoo, a mom was waiting just for him.

This touching true story about finding a family will resonate with animal lovers and adoptive families alike. Share this book with fans of Owen and Mzee, Tarra and Bella, and Knut.

About the Author

Maria Faulconer has published fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, and her experience as an adoptive mom inspired her to write this story. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Susan Kathleen Hartung is the illustrator of many childrens books, including Dear Juno, for which she won the Ezra Jack Keats Award. She lives in Brooklyn, Michigan.

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Faulconer, Maria Fasal
Dial Books
Faulconer, Maria
Hartung, Susan Kathleen
Animals - Apes & Monkeys
Children s-General
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Apes and Monkeys
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Picture book
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Grade Level:
from P up to 2
11 x 8.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Children's » Animals » Apes, Monkeys, etc.
Children's » Animals » General
Children's » Animals » Zoos and Zoo Animals
Children's » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » Wild Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » Zoo and Circus
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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