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"Holmes and Cannell, the team behind My Travels with Clara, again turn to the exhibit of exotic animals in centuries past in a delightful outing with Harris (Pop-Up Aesop). Narrator Atir describes the gift of the giraffe Belle by the pasha of Egypt to Charles X of France in 1827 and details Belle's long journey to the French capital (also explored in Zarafa: The Giraffe Who Walked to the King). Each piece of information is a treat, from the hole cut in the deck of the ship to accommodate Belle's neck to the raincoat and boots made for her walk to Paris ('Yes, boots. She was not used to walking such long distances,') and the giraffe mania that greeted her arrival ('There were giraffe songs, poems... fabrics, cough-drop boxes... and gingerbread cookies'). Loopy handwritten script is used for emphasis ('Fancy Parties!' 'Paris loves Belle!'), while old maps, photographs, and portraits supplement Cannell's watercolor-and-ink drawings. Perceptive readers may conclude that celebrity and human nature haven't changed much in nearly 200 years. This is history for children as it ought to be written. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A giraffe causes a sensation when he walks 500 miles to Paris

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ISBN:
9780761455950
Author:
Holmes, Mary Tavener
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Illustrator:
Cannell, Jon
Author:
Harris, John
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Giraffe
Subject:
Animals - Giraffes
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Europe
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Baby - Kindergarten
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
31
Dimensions:
11.00x8.70x.50 in. 1.05 lbs.
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 31 pages Marshall Cavendish Children's Books - English 9780761455950 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Holmes and Cannell, the team behind My Travels with Clara, again turn to the exhibit of exotic animals in centuries past in a delightful outing with Harris (Pop-Up Aesop). Narrator Atir describes the gift of the giraffe Belle by the pasha of Egypt to Charles X of France in 1827 and details Belle's long journey to the French capital (also explored in Zarafa: The Giraffe Who Walked to the King). Each piece of information is a treat, from the hole cut in the deck of the ship to accommodate Belle's neck to the raincoat and boots made for her walk to Paris ('Yes, boots. She was not used to walking such long distances,') and the giraffe mania that greeted her arrival ('There were giraffe songs, poems... fabrics, cough-drop boxes... and gingerbread cookies'). Loopy handwritten script is used for emphasis ('Fancy Parties!' 'Paris loves Belle!'), while old maps, photographs, and portraits supplement Cannell's watercolor-and-ink drawings. Perceptive readers may conclude that celebrity and human nature haven't changed much in nearly 200 years. This is history for children as it ought to be written. Ages 6 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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