During the catastrophic tsunami of 2004, a family of hippos was swept out to sea from their home on Sabaki River, in Eastern Kenya.
The sole survivor of the disastor was a baby hippo who was rescued and given the name Owen.
Motherless and alone, Owen is befriended by Mzee, a giant male tortoise at a local nature reserve.
This moving and charming tale is the story of their friendship.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, Full colour
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2007
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9781847380951