Growing Up Gorilla
How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together
This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla gave birth for the first time and then walked away from her newborn baby at Seattle’s Woodland Park. The dedicated staff worked tirelessly to find innovative ways for mother and baby to build a relationship. The efforts were ultimately successful, as baby Yola bonded with her mother and the rest of the family group.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
School Library Journal Online
“This handsomely packaged and sturdily bound volume provides an intriguing look at how a team of humans nurtured and saved a gorilla family.”—School Library Journal
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.