Gorilla Walk by Ted Lewin

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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 Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council, 2000 Notable Children's Books (ALA), and Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000--selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.

 

About Ted Lewin

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Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his wife, Betsy Lewin, also a children's book writer and illustrator. He and his wife travel around the world to research the settings for their books. While working on SACRED RIVER, which he both wrote and illustrated, Ted joined thousands of Hindus on their pilgrimage to the banks of the Ganges River in Benares, India. Ted now lives and works in the brownstone he shares with his wife and their two cats in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit www.tedlewin.com. Betsy Lewin is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" and its sequels, "Giggle, Giggle, Quack, ""Duck for President, ""Dooby Dooby Moo" and "Thump, Quack, Moo", in addition to a number of other picture books, including "So, What's It Like to Be a Cat?"and "Two Eggs, Please." She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published August 1, 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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PLB 0-688-16510-9 This true adventure in the jungles of Uganda on the trail of the mountain gorilla will make armchair travelers shiver, and leave the squeamish grateful not to be trudging through mucky ankle-deep swamps, traversing giant fallen fig tree bridges over ravines that drop hundreds of...

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The Lewins' first collaboration recounts their 1997 journey to southern Uganda to view mountain gorillas.

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