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Win! The extraordinary true tale of Zeraffa the Giraffe

WIN!! A wonderful addition to your children’s bookcase with Tidy Books book review and competition.  We have the stunning true story of Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr and Jane Ray to giveaway.

The story of Zeraffa the Giraffe reads like a fairy tale.  And is even more astonishing for being true!  Zeraffa was the first giraffe ever to arrive in France from Africa.  As she walked the 500 miles from the French port of Marseille to Paris, she caused a sensation in every town along the way, and everyone falls in love with her.

Zeraffa is a gift from the King of Egypt to the King of France, and Atir is the servant boy who becomes Zeraffa’s keeper on her journey down the Nile and on to France.  Once in Paris, he lives with her in a specially built house in the Jardin des Plantes, where he sleeps on a high platform to stay near to her face.

Everyone loves Zeraffa.  She is given a coat and shoes for the cold French winter, she inspires hair styles and fashion in the smart set in Paris, and people travel for miles just to come and see her.  All the while, Atir never leaves her side, and whispers in her ear about the hot winds and acacias in Africa.

Jane Ray’s illustrations are absolutely beautiful, giving the true story of Zeraffa a mythical feel.  Zeraffa is a lovely book to give as a gift.  The story will appeal to younger and older children, and adults will enjoy reading it too.

Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr and illustrated by Jane Ray is published by Frances Lincoln who kindly provided the review copies. It goes on sale 3rd April 2014 in the UK.


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