The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

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A thrilling adventure classic-inthe- making! The night Martine Allen turns eleven years old is the night her life changes completely. Martine?s parents are killed in a fire, so she must leave her home to live on an African wildlife reserve with a grandmother she never even knew she had. When Martine arrives, she hears tales of a mythical animal living there?a white giraffe. They say no one has ever seen the animal, but it does leave behind footprints. Her grandmother insists that the white giraffe is just a legend, but then, one stormy night, Martine looks out her bedroom window straight into the eyes of the tall silvery animal. Could it be just Martine?s imagination, or is the white giraffe real? And if so, why is everyone keeping its existence a secret?




 

About Lauren St. John

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Lauren St. John (www.laurenstjohn.com) grew up on a game preserve in Zimbabwe, which was the inspiration for this series. She now lives in London, England.
 
Published May 1, 2008 by Puffin. 204 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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St. John, whose author’s note explains that she grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe that was partially a game reserve, brings characters and setting to life with equal clarity in her debut children

May 28 2007 | Read Full Review of The White Giraffe

The Bookbag

The white giraffe is regarded on the reserve as nothing more than a fable, but Martine knows he is real.

Nov 25 2012 | Read Full Review of The White Giraffe

Red Room

Martine travels to South Africa to live with her grandmother on a wild preserve, Sawubona, where one mystery after the next unfolds concering Martine's past, her future, and the legendary white giraffe, with whom Martine is mysteriously linked.

Feb 04 2009 | Read Full Review of The White Giraffe

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