Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions
Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri
Pages: 32, hardcover
Year of Publication: 2019
A boy. A young gorilla growing up in a wildlife park and then being released into the wild. A powerful story of friendship and love. Years later, Tom visits Africa with his parents in hopes of finding his childhood friend. Will Kwibi recognize him? Or will he have turned wild and dangerous? Their encounter will become known worldwide and touch millions of people.
The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.