Fall 2019

Growing Up Gorilla

How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla failed to bond with her newborn baby at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The dedicated staff worked tirelessly to care for the baby and find innovative ways for mother and baby to build a relationship. The efforts were ultimately successful, and baby Yola became part of a family group.

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978-1-54154-240-2
On pre-order until 09/03/2019
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-54156-259-2
On pre-order until 09/03/2019
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-09-03
BISACS JNF003330, JNF003200, JNF003010
Dewey 599.884
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 1000
Guided Reading Level U
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, and Sidebars

Author: Clare Hodgson Meeker

Clare Hodgson Meeker is the author of 12 children's books, including the 2016 Junior Library Guild Selection Rhino Rescue! and the Smithsonian Notable Book Lootas, Little Wave Eater. She lives in Seattle and San Francisco and is a founding member of the indie folk band, The Righteous Mothers.