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Colo's Story
The Life of One Grand Gorilla
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By Nancy Roe Pimm
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©2011
Columbus Zoo Books

ISBN-10: 0-9841554-4-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-9841554-4-6

Pages: 80
Trim Size: 7 3/8 x 8 5/8
Dewey: 599.884
Reading Level: 7

Interest Level: 4-8
Ages: 9-14

ATOS Quiz #: 141583
ATOS AR Points: 2.00
ATOS: 7.50

Lexile Level: 1080
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by Nancy Roe Pimm

When Colo was born unexpectedly on the cold concrete floor of the zoo on December 22, 1956, the book, How to Raise a Baby Gorilla didn’t exist. “How do you raise a baby g...
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About the Author
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Nancy Roe-Pimm spent a lot of time reading books and fantasizing about living on a horse farm in Montana. She married a rodeo cowboy who soon became a professional race car driver. After working in the pits for ten years on the Indy and NASCAR circuits, Nancy wrote children's books on the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500. Due to her love of animals and her affiliation with the Columbus Zoo, she has two nonfiction books about gorillas, The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories and Colo's Story: The Life Of One Grand Gorilla.

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