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The White Giraffe : Book 1

St John, LaurenDean, David(Illustrated by)
Part of the The White Giraffe series series
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When she is eleven years old, Martine is orphaned and sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa.

Her grandmother seems strangely unwelcoming and Martine has a difficult time settling in at her new school, where she is conspicuously an outsider.

But she has an ally in Tendai - one of the keepers on the reserve, from whom she learns the lore and survival techniques of the bush, and in Grace - who instantly senses there is something special about Martine.There are secrets about Sawubona (the reserve) just waiting to be revealed, and rumours too about a fabled white giraffe - a trophy for hunters everywhere.

One night Martine, lonely and feeling slightly rebellious too, looks out of her window and sees a young albino giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight.

This is the beginning of her mysterious and magical adventures - her discovery of her gift of healing and a secret valley that she travels to with the giraffe, where she'll find clues about her past and future.

Above all it's is a heart-warming story, full of charm and atmosphere, and Martine's sheer delight in her giraffe friend and the fantastic landscape which is theirs to explore.

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Orion Children's Books
1842555634 / 9781842555637
Paperback / softback
823.92
02/07/2007
United Kingdom
English
184 p.
20 cm
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Quiz No: 220324, Points 7.00, Book Level 6.20,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2006.
Hardback sales of over 14,000 since publication Rights sold in 10 languages Debut children's author - and a fantastic new talent to add to the list Real life adventure with a hint of magic Fresh, original voice in a story with lots of atmosphere and charm Exotic South Africa with its all its flora and fauna perfectly evoked Great adventure read for 9-12 boys and girls 'St John brings Africa to vivid life in this...fragile stirring story' (Guardian) '...a really charming and thrilling story, written with grace and poise' (Times) '...a spellbinding and mesmerizing debut novel...a captivating tal
Hardback sales of over 14,000 since publication Rights sold in 10 languages Debut children's author - and a fantastic new talent to add to the list Real life adventure with a hint of magic Fresh, original voice in a story with lots of atmosphere and charm Exotic South Africa with its all its flora and fauna perfectly evoked Great adventure read for 9-12 boys and girls 'St John brings Africa to vivid life in this...fragile stirring story' (Guardian) '...a really charming and thrilling story, written with grace and poise' (Times) '...a spellbinding and mesmerizing debut novel...a captivating tal 5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)