The white giraffe

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Dial Books for Young Readers/Walden Media,
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2007, c2006.
When Martine’s home in England burns down, killing her parents, she must go to South Africa to live on a wildlife game preserve, called Sawubona, with the grandmother she didn’t know she had. Almost as soon as she arrives, Martine hears stories about a white giraffe living in the preserve. But her grandmother and others working at Sawubona insist that the giraffe is just a myth. Martine is not so sure, until one stormy night when she looks out her window and locks eyes with Jemmy, a young silvery-white giraffe. Why is everyone keeping Jemmy’s existence a secret? Does it have anything to do with the rash of poaching going on at Sawubona? Martine needs all of the courage and smarts she has, not to mention a little African magic, to find out.

First-time children’s author Lauren St. John brings us deep into the African world, where myths become reality and a young girl with a healing gift has the power to save her home and her one true friend.

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Grouping Title white giraffe
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series Legend of the animal healer
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subject_facet Animals, Mythical, Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile fiction, Game reserves, Game reserves -- Juvenile fiction, Giraffe, Giraffe -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, South Africa, South Africa -- Juvenile fiction, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife conservation -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The white giraffe
title_full The white giraffe / Lauren St. John ; [illustrations, David Dean], The white giraffe / Lauren St. John ; illustrated by David Dean
title_short The white giraffe
topic_facet Animals, Mythical, Game reserves, Giraffe, Orphans, Wildlife conservation