From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-In this story by Evelyn Lee, a young female mountain gorilla lives with her family group in the African Virunga Mountains. The story describes her realization that it is time for her to find a mate and start a family. In addition to discussing mountain gorillas, the jungle habitat is brought to life. The tape is read by Randye Kaye. Page turning tones, natural jungle sounds, and music add to the narration. A map of Africa pinpoints the location of the Virunga Mountains and explains about the Virunga Conservation Area and the Bwindi, or Impenetrable National Forest of Uganda. There is an additional informational page in which the narrator explains the history of the two parks and the threats to the gorillas and their habitat. The unique two-page pictorial glossary folds out into a four-page panoramic illustration of the jungle habitat. Part of the sales' proceeds go to the Nature Conservancy. Mountain Mists could be used by teachers for units on jungle habitats or gorillas.
Debbie Lymer, Minnie Cline School, Savannah, MO
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From the Publisher
Soundprints, in association with The Nature Conservancy, invites readers to discover the world and its inhabitants. Soundprints' habitat stories are authenticated by experts at The Nature Conservancy for an accurate portrayal of these unique habitats and animals. Each book includes a lush, pictorial glossary that opens to a 4-page panoramic gatefold of the habitat A portion of the proceed from the sale of this book benefits The Nature Conservancy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.