Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The White Giraffe

By: Lauren St. John

When Martine's parents are killed in a fire, she must leave England and move to South Africa to live with the grandmother she didn't even know she had. Martine is nervous yet excited to live with her grandmother who runs a wildlife reserve. As Martine tries to get used to her new life, she faces challenges at school and trying to find out if the legend of the white giraffe is real.

Mrs. Senechal says:
The best part of this book was the author's description of the landscape and animals found in South Africa. It really made me want to see these places and creatures for myself. Some of the story is unrealistic with some mystical powers, but overall I enjoyed this story.


Anonymous said...

It looks cool do we have it in our library? Emma C.

Anonymous said...

This book looks interesting hope its in class room library or in the school library.- Mackenzie

Mrs. Senechal said...

I have one copy, and we can check the school library, too.

Anonymous said...

A white giraffe sounds cool. Giraffes are my favorite animal. I can't wait to read it.

Jason G

Nicole Gornell said...

Giraffes are one of my favorite animals. I have a collection of them, but no white ones yet. I want to read this book. Nicole Gornell

Anonymous said...

I loved reading it was as good as I hoped-Mackenzie