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In 1997, Ted and Betsy Lewin trekked into the Impenetrable Forest in Uganda to see mountain gorillas in the wild. This real-life adventure story is the amazing saga of that trip. At moments funny, exhausting, educational, and enlightening, Gorilla Walk is filled with the wonder of nature in general--and of this magnificent animal in particular.Notable Children's Trade Book ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 25th 1999 by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books
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A personal account of Authors Betsy and Ted Lewen's quest to see a gorilla mountain up close in Southern Uganda. The nonfiction story is told in first person and reads like a journal of the exploration. The topic is quite fascinating in that you get to learn about how the gorillas are "habituated" (made comfortable in the presence of humans) and about the Lewen's experience. It is a long read so I'm not quite sure it can hold the attention of a young reader. Thank goodness for the lovely water c ...more
Jun 29, 2008 kelly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: jnf
Recommended to kelly by: uri530
The illustrations were incredible. I found the focus being on the authors to be a bit hmmmmm and not sure how it would fly with younger readers. It made me think that this book is more of an adult book even though it's 48 pages. The information is also fairly sophisticated.
I am not fond of non-fiction picture books but this book is special. It is the first book of a collaboration between a husband and wife children's books illustrators whose styles of illustration are completely different; one is a realist while the other is a cartoonist.