Official Website of Ann McGovern, Popular Children’s Book Author

Great Gorillas

Q: Why did you write GREAT GORILLAS?

A: My husband Marty and I were supposed to go to Rwanda, Africa and hike to see the great mountain gorillas so that I could write a book about them. But Marty was ill and the doctor said we couldn’t go. I had read Diane Fossey’s book, Gorillas in the Mist, and had seen the movie about her. I had done a lot of research and knew enough about mountain gorillas to write a book. I asked Diane Fossey in Rwanda to read my work so that I could be sure it was true. She agreed!

A real letter from Diane Fossey