The Blue Hippopotamus

The Blue Hippopotamus

Book - 2007
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A beautiful story about the transformative power of friendship and the love between a mother and child.

A young hippo falls madly in love with an Egyptian princess. Desperate to be with her, the hippo asks a magician to change him into "something she could love." The magician reveals that he's unable turn a hippo into a human, but can turn him into a toy, and he grants the hippo the power to turn himself back into his real self whenever he chooses. The excited hippo accepts this offer, and becomes the princess's new toy - but will this be enough?

Based on a story by Joan Grant, this is Phoebe Gilman's long-awaited final book. The illustrations by Joanne Fitzgerald are inspired by the sketches Phoebe drew before her death in 2002.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2007.
ISBN: 9780439952606
Branch Call Number: GIL
Characteristics: 29 p. : col. ill.


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