By Mary Tavener Holmes
Think a giraffe which may sail from Alexandria, Egypt, to Marseille, France, in a ship with a distinct gap for her neck. think a giraffe which can stroll from Marseille to Paris in 41 days, donning fashionable boots and a cape. think a giraffe that captures the eye of one hundred thousand spectators in Paris as she parades throughout the urban, inspiring work, poetry, porcelain designs, or even an unique coiffure. think Belle, a present from the pasha of Egypt to the king of France in 1827, a giraffe who made historical past. This booklet offers Belle’s actual tale, informed within the imagined phrases of her committed Sudanese caretaker, Atir, who observed her on her trip to Paris and stayed together with her until her dying eighteen years later. Illustrated with artifacts and work from the 19th century and with Jon Cannell’s jaunty art, Belle’s impressive tale either captivates and informs. An author’s notice and pronunciation advisor are incorporated.
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A Giraffe Goes to Paris by Mary Tavener Holmes