Hippos in the Night by Christina M. Allen
Autobiographical Adventures in Africa

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Have you ever dreamed of visiting the grasslands of Africa, watching zebras, lions, and wildebeest running free? Did you ever want to photograph a rhino up close and personal, or spot elephants showering in the river?

Biologist Christina Allen had big dreams of Africa -- and found a way to make those dreams a reality She joined a team of scientists biking along East Africa's Great Rift Valley looking for wildlife. Christina also visited several tribes, witnessing their cultures firsthand!

Always ready to accept challenges and laugh at her mistakes, Christina candidly shares the details of her adventure. Humorous and touching, Hippos in the Night is full of hope for the wildlife -- and the people -- of Africa.


About Christina M. Allen

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Rob Shepperson was born and raised in a sleepy Southern state.? For years, he has been making drawings for grown-ups' newspapers.? Illustrating children's books has lured him back into a world where the stories are true-to-life.? During waking hours, he lives with his family in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.?Visit him online atwww.robshepperson.com.
Published February 1, 2003 by HarperCollins Publishers. 144 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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From a "close encounter" with hippos when she accidentally sets up her tent in a prohibited zone to meeting stately Maasai herdsmen and dancing with the women of the remote Turkana tribe, Allen's observations are upbeat ("Boeyacko knows nothing about movie theaters or shopping malls but probably ...

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