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Zeraffa giraffa

Author: Dianne Hofmeyr; Jane Ray
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside, and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The King builds her a special house in the Jardin des Plantes. On  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Children's picture books
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dianne Hofmeyr; Jane Ray
ISBN: 9781847803443 184780344X
OCLC Number: 874689640
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Dianne Hofmeyr ; illustrated by Jane Ray.

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This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a real giraffe who was sent as a gift by the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt to King Charles X of France in 1826.  Read more...

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`This is a magical book about a true story...Ray's illustrations ...full of luminous colour and decorative patterns.. Hofmeyr's test, took has a romantic lyricism... Both the images and the text make Read more...

 
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