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A Mom for Umande

Title

A Mom for Umande

Authors

Maria Faulconer

Illustrator

Susan Kathleen Hartung

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780803737624

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Surrogacy; surrogate parent

WorldCat Annotation

Because his own mother is too young to take care of him, Umande, a newborn gorilla, is fed and cuddled by human zookeepers until a surrogate mother is found.

Age Range

K-3

Family Formation

animals

Main Character

animals

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Animals

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2015 Bank Street College of Education

Keywords

gorilla; animals; infancy; zoos; parental behavior in animals

Item Type

Fiction