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The White Giraffe: Book 1 - The White Giraffe Series (Paperback)
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The White Giraffe: Book 1 - The White Giraffe Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 02/07/2007
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The first of Lauren St John's heartwarming White Giraffe series, featuring the adventures of a young orphan girl and a magical white giraffe in exotic Africa. When she is eleven years old, Martine is orphaned and sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her grandmother seems strangely unwelcoming and Martine has a difficult time settling in at her new school, where she is conspicuously an outsider. But she has an ally in Tendai - one of the keepers on the reserve, from whom she learns the lore and survival techniques of the bush, and in Grace - who instantly senses there is something special about Martine. There are secrets about Sawubona (the reserve) just waiting to be revealed, and rumours too about a fabled white giraffe - a trophy for hunters everywhere. One night Martine, lonely and feeling slightly rebellious too, looks out of her window and see a young albino giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. This is the beginning of her mysterious and magical adventures - her discovery of her gift of healing and a secret valley that she travels to with the giraffe, where she'll find clues about her past and future. Above all it's is a heart-warming story, full of charm and atmosphere, and Martine's sheer delight in her giraffe friend and the fantastic landscape which is theirs to explore.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781842555637
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'St John's descriptions of southern Africa provide a sumptuous backdrop.... top-drawer adventure storytelling, with an added helping of fantasy thrown in. It all makes for a genuinely gripping tale that will warm even the coldest of hearts.' -- Joe Melia, Waterstone's Bristol Galleries * WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY *
'enthralling... we may not all have a white giraffe to make life easier, but his book remainds us that even the most miserable situation can get better.' -- John Millen * SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST *

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“Lovely story”

My daughter thought this was a lovely book and is looking forward to reading the next one!

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“A magical African adventure!”

This is a magical adventure following a young girls relocation to Africa to live with her grandmother folowing the death of her parents. Lauren St John has cleverly combned a "traditional" adventure story... More

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