24 pp. ● 8.5x8.5
$9.95 (pb) ● $4.95 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-949290-84-4 (pb)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
Ages 7 and up
Publication Date: January 2023
Children and animals have a natural attraction to each other, and Dian Fossey's love for the gorillas of Rwanda grew out of her childhood love of animals.
Nyirmachabelli and the Mountain Gorillas takes the reader on the journey from Dian Fossey's early childhood, with her many pets and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, to her last days with the gorillas of Rwanda, where she spent ten years putting her love of animals to work. Dian dedicated her life to saving the gorillas from poachers and others who made their lives difficult. She wanted to make life a better for the gorillas and to ensure their survival in the wild.
We follow Dian through the twists and turns of her life, how she deals with major setbacks and yet manages to survive, and makes a difference in the world all because of her determination, tenacity, stamina, and love for animals.