Zarafa

Zarafa

The Giraffe Who Walked to the King

Book - 2009
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Zarafa is a beautiful and gentle giraffe, so wonderful, in fact, that the ruler of Egypt offers her as a gift to the king of France. But how to get her there? Why, she sails up the Nile by felucca, crosses the sea by brigantine, and, yes, walks the last five hundred miles to Paris. People love it. And they love her, meeting and greeting her along the way, cheering her on. Afterward, the grateful French king places Zarafa in his own royal garden, where all of Paris comes to visit and love her. Judith St. George brings this amazing-but true-journey to life with help from the whimsical art of Britt Spencer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780399250491
0399250492
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Spencer, Britt - Illustrator

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The viceroy of Egypt thought that giving a giraffe to the King of France would mean their countries would be friends, and so Zarafa and her companions set off, first by boat, but eventually walking the last 500 miles to Paris. Illus. with color paintings.

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