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Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together

By: Clare Hodgson Meeker

This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla failed to bond with her newborn baby at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. The dedicated staff worked tirelessly to care for the baby and find innovative ways for mother and baby to build a relationship. The efforts were ultimately successful, and baby Yola became part of a family group.

ISBN: 9781541542402

JLG Release: Dec 2019

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Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

12 titles/year


Awards & Honors

2020 Green Earth Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Nonfiction

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Book Details



First Release

December 2019



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

6 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 6.4; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts



Level 1000


Print Book


Library edition


Millbrook Press

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