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The White Giraffe #1: The White Giraffe Award-winning

by Lauren St John (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product Description

For a split second their eyes locked, the small sad girl and the slender young giraffe, then the sky went dark.

Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in Africa. It is a place as cruel as it is beautiful, where mysteries and secrets abound. The intoxicating magic of the country casts all sorts of spells. One lonely night, Martine looks out of her window and sees a white giraffe shining silver in the moonlight. In that instant, she knows she is prepared to risk everything for it. The giraffe looks at her as if it is waiting… but for what? Myth, legend, danger and intrigue fuse in this striking novel, rich with the heady magic of the African wilds.

“A spellbinding and mesmerizing debut novel.” Publishing News

Product Details

Catalogue number

5048 in Rewards Catalogue 2017/18

Series

The White Giraffe (book 1)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781842555637

Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Date published

July 2nd, 2007

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.2; Middle years; 7.0 points

Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Lauren St John

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    burnieboy
    on 26 June 2014

    This book was amazing I really enjoyed it I’d love to be Martine an live on a game reserve but I wouldn’t like to lose my family

    5out of 5
  2. Abigail 113288

    bee100xxx
    on 8 March 2014

    Martine is a 11 year old girl who when a tragedy happens where she lost both parents in a fire, goes to live in a game reserve in Africa. When she gets there it feels as if she has known the reserve for years. Until one night Martine sees a White giraffe shimmering in the moonlight and it stands there as if it is waiting – Waiting for Martine….

    A astounding sequel with amazing adjectives and verbs! You just can’t stop turning the pages!

    5out of 5
  3. Stargirl 113407

    kicky105
    on 7 March 2012

    This is a sometimes hard to read book. The main character has seen a white giraffe but no-one seems to know anything about it until another family member tells her he knows she has seen it. It is hard because it is about hunting beautiful animals but it is a moving lovely story and it is really believable, especially the descriptions of the animals and land.

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    Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 18 October 2011

    I loved The White Giraffe because it made me feel like I was there. It is a charming and heart warming read. I love the strong friendship that Martine and the White Giraffe have.

    Lauren, age 10