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Kanuki and the Wishing Tree
Deep in the African plains lives a young giraffe, Kanuki. Kanuki, unlike the other giraffes, has a particularly short neck. Kanuki is grieved by this physical shortcoming and it affects her ability to live a life of fulfillment. One day Kanuki is met by a visitor, who shows her the wishing tree before bidding her one last piece of advice, “You must choose your own path. ...more
Hardcover, 27 pages
Published 1996 by Jacaranda Designs
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Meredith Kennedy is a veterinarian who lives in Tanzania. She is certainly familiar with the animals of the Serengeti. This tale is about a young giraffe named Kanuki who despairs because she has a short neck. She has tried in vain to make it grow. One day she journeys through the forest asking all the animals that she meets to give her advice on how to make that happen. Alas, each of them tells her not to worry, and explain how their adaptation is more useful. For instance, the monkey tells ...more