Zarafa

Zarafa

The Giraffe Who Walked to the King

Book - 2009
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Zarafa, a beautiful and graceful giraffe, is offered as a gift from the ruler of Egypt to the king of France, and she is sent by boat up the Nile, across the sea, and five hundred miles by land to Paris, where she is greeted and cheered upon her arrival.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780399250491
0399250492
Branch Call Number: J 599.638 S774z 2009
Characteristics: [40] p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Spencer, Britt

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The viceroy of Egypt thought that giving a giraffe to the King of France would mean their countries would be friends, and so Zarafa and her companions set off, first by boat, but eventually walking the last 500 miles to Paris. Illus. with color paintings.

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