The Giraffe That Walked to Paris

by Nancy Milton

Hardcover, 2013



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Purple House Press (2013), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages


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.

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LibraryThing member jzerba
A beautifully illustrated and written book about a giraffe who became famous throughout the world but mostly in Europe because it was a gift to the King of France. It is fun to see a story about an animal that isn't the normal creative view where it wouldn't be possible in real life. This one tells
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of the first Zoo in France and how this giraffe traveled everywhere and eventually made it to her home at the Zoo. I liked having it be educational while entertaining at the same time.
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10.76 inches


1930900678 / 9781930900677

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