Young Tetenya is determined to help an orphaned baby rhino find a new family. On their journey, they meet hippos, but no rhinos; aardvarks and guineafowl, but still no rhinos. When hunters stumble across their path, can Tetenya’s quick thinking save the day?
The sights and sounds of the savannah abound in this ernest story about the bonds of brotherhood—and the families we make.
Shaped by Anitha Rao-Robinson’s own experience of visiting a wildlife preserve in South Africa, A Family for Faru speaks to the endangered nature of these beautiful animals, and how the sensitive love and care of humans can change their future for the better.
*New York Times Notable illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo (My Beautiful Birds).