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A Giraffe Goes To Paris

Giraffe Goes To Paris

Two Lions

MPN: FBA-|301154
ISBN: 0761455957
Author: Mary Tavener Holmes / John Harris

Kids love Giraffe Goes To Paris. The author is Mary Tavener Holmes / John Harris and it is published by Two Lions. The children's book went on sale sometime in 2010. The book is 31 pages long. To obtain your very own copy of this book for your children, click on the shopping cart add to cart button on this page.

Imagine a giraffe that can sail from Alexandria, Egypt, to Marseille, France, in a boat utilizing a special hole for her neck. This book presents Belle's true story, told in the imagined words of her devoted Sudanese caretaker, Atir, who accompanied her on her journey to Paris and stayed with her till her death eighteen years later. Imagine Belle, a gift from the pasha of Egypt towards the king of France in 1827, a giraffe who made history. Illustrated with artifacts and paintings from the nineteenth century and with Jon Cannell's jaunty artwork, Belle's remarkable story both captivates and informs. An author's note and pronunciation guide are included. Imagine a giraffe that can walk from Marseille to Paris in forty-one days, wearing stylish boots plus a cape. Imagine a giraffe that captures the attention of a hundred thousand spectators in Paris as she parades by way of the city, inspiring paintings, poetry, porcelain designs, as well as an exotic hairstyle.


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