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by Nancy Milton

Category: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Science books
Author: Nancy Milton
ISBN: 0517581329
ISBN13: 978-0517581322
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (April 28, 1992)
Fb2 eBook: 1589 kb
ePub eBook: 1669 kb
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Retells the true story of how the first giraffe ever to come to Europe was sent by the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France in 1826, and the giraffe walked from the disembarkation point of Marseilles to Paris to see the King.
Comments to eBook The Giraffe That Walked to Paris
Roger Roth's beautiful illustrations in The Giraffe That Walked to Paris are fantastic. He has caught the essence of Nancy Milton's very entertaining tale which is based on a true story. In a nutshell, the story is about the pasha of Egypt who, as a sign of friendship, gives the king of France a giraffe. The people of France had never seen a giraffe, and it's the cause for much excitement among the people, especially the king. My two young children, 8 and 10, love to hear me read it to them over and over again, and constantly point out some of the many details in the pictures that had been previously overlooked. A well written, entertaining story, and expertly illustrated!
Absolutely LOVE this book! We read it for a school assignment and fell in love with the giraffe! It was so neat that it is a TRUE story! There are several versions but we wanted this one only .... after we'd read the rest....Searched for it quite some time because we wanted to buy it but it was out of print...So we were so glad when Amazon had it for sale! The pictures are very well done and it's just the BEST version out there! Our son saw the actual giraffe from the book when he was serving his church mission in France. She is preserved there in a museum....
This was a wonderful book, well written and illustrated. I read it with great joy and pleasure to my twin granddaughters and they found it fun and very interesting. It is a historical event of which I was totally unaware.
We really enjoy reading this book. We bought it for the Five in a Row unit study homeschooling program we're following, but it's a treat for just anybody. The story is well told, neither too wordy nor too cutesy and brief. The pictures are delightful and expressive, pleasant to look at again and again. The author and illustrator included historical notes and a map at the end of the story, which my boys love to view and trace the giraffe's journey. I would not have known about this story without FIAR. I am glad it is back in print and I can definitely say it is worth buying!
I love the story of Zarafa. I also have another children's book of the same story, but I like this one so much more. I purchased the books to have as part of my Grandmother's library. My grandchilden love the story too! It is a great book! I have given it as a baby gift, along with the "Sophia" teething giraffe, made in France.
What a beautifully illustrated story! My 7 year old loves the story - and we are looking forward to reading it again and again. This will be one of our first choices for our home school curriculum this coming year, using Five in a Row.
Really fun story about the first giraffe in France. Recommended for a reas aloud to elementary aged kids. It is a bit long for younger kids.
The book was exactly as described. I gave it as a gift and the person who received it really enjoyed the book. I would order from this company again.
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