Gorilla Walk

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Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Leah08 - LibraryThing

This is a good example of an informational book. It gives factual information about a Gorilla search in Uganda that the authors went on together. It tells a story but the emphasis is on the facts being presented to the reader. The information is up to date and accurate. Level: Intermediate Read full review

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User Review  - Naisy - LibraryThing

A beautifully illustrated story written and illustrated by Betsy and Ted Lewin describing their journey to Uganda on their search for the mountain gorillas. A good non-fiction resource about travel and gorillas for intermediate and middle school students. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
37
Section 3
42
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About the author (1999)

Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo.

Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N. C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Velazquez, and Goya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brother's footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler -- the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler. Ted's career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and it's only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating children's books. "I'm having more fun doing this than anything I've ever done before," he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. His Market!, published in 1996, showcases markets around the world, from Uganda to Ireland to Ecuador.

Touch and Go is a collection of stories about the adventures Ted had while researching his books. Gorilla Walk is his first collaboration with his wife, Betsy, and is about their trek to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. They've just completed their second collaboration, Elephant Quest, set in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Ted's current project is about a Civil War drummer boy.

Ted and Betsy live in Brooklyn, New York, where they share their home with two cats, Slick and Chopper.

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.

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