The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe

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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 see 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 142 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752888471
  • 9780752888477
  • 1,500,160

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'What a wonderful story. For ages approx. 8+ but I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult too!... This is a lovely, magical story, full of the warmth, mysticism and ruggedness of rural Africa. I loved listening to this audio read by Ruth Wilson, her talent at doing the voices of this abridged version of the book is fantastic. I have now read both the book and listened to the audio version and they are brilliant. I look forward to the next story of this young lass sent to live with her grandparents. ' BOOK FIENDS KINGDOM www.bfkbooks.comshow more

About Lauren St. John

Lauren St John was born in Rhodesia in 1966 and lived on a farm there until she was 16. She worked as a journalist for several years and has written biographies of sporting heroes and Nashville musicians - golf and country music being two of her obsessions - for Transworld, Picador and Fourth Estate. Her memoir of growing up during independence in Zimbabwe will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2007. She lives in London. Ruth Wilson starred in the 2006 BBC version of JANE EYRE and more recently in CAPTURING MARY with Maggie Smith and David Walliams. She has read THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG for Orion Audiobooks.show more

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4 36% (1,789)
3 21% (1,067)
2 5% (269)
1 2% (80)
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