The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe

Book - 2007
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When Martine’s home in England burns down, killing her parents, she must go to South Africa to live on a wildlife game preserve, called Sawubona, with the grandmother she didn’t know she had. Almost as soon as she arrives, Martine hears stories about a white giraffe living in the preserve. But her grandmother and others working at Sawubona insist that the giraffe is just a myth. Martine is not so sure, until one stormy night when she looks out her window and locks eyes with Jemmy, a young silvery-white giraffe. Why is everyone keeping Jemmy’s existence a secret? Does it have anything to do with the rash of poaching going on at Sawubona? Martine needs all of the courage and smarts she has, not to mention a little African magic, to find out.

First-time children’s author Lauren St. John brings us deep into the African world, where myths become reality and a young girl with a healing gift has the power to save her home and her one true friend.

Publisher: London : Orion, 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780803732117
9781842555637
Branch Call Number: STJ
Characteristics: 184 p

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South Africa. After her parents die, Marine must go to South Africa to live on a wildlife game preserve with the grandmother she didn't know she had. Martine hears stories about a white giraffe living in the preserve, but her grandmother and others working at Sawubona insist that the giraffe is j... Read More »

When Martine discovers a rare white giraffe on her grandmother's game preserve in South Africa, she forms a close bond with him as she tries to protect him from local poachers.


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gemcculloch
May 22, 2013

One of the best books i have ever read.
For anyone who loves animals or Africa.
Lovely description and plot.
Especially love the ending-lives up to expectation!
Would urge anyone to read it!

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Hannah03
Mar 19, 2012

I love this book :) Even though it's a kid's book, I loved the magical mystery in the story line :) The other 3 books in the series are really good too!

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Hatsmos
Mar 03, 2012

Ah WOW. That's...

BRILLIANT. :D

I found this book quite a fun read. It's a good mixture of what I love in a book!

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JuigyFruits
Jul 22, 2011

This book is great. It has lots of action and magic and mystery. I hope you'll read it! :D

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Shannonbrady
May 06, 2011

i love this book so much im reading the entire series it so exicting and fun to read i think anone should read this!!!!!!!! the beginning is a little slow but still a great book!!!!!!

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