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Giraffe That Walked to Paris

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Retells the true story of how the first giraffe ever to come to Europe was sent by the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France in 1826, and the giraffe walked from the disembarkation point of Marseilles to Paris to see the King.
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Published November 27th 1994 by Random House Value Publishing (first published 1992)
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Allison Manwell
The Giraffe that Walked to Paris is the story of the first giraffe to live in Europe. The giraffe came from Egypt to France as a gift to the king. The giraffe took a boat to the border of France, but then it walked the rest of the way to get to Paris to the king! Upon her arrival, there was a parade and festivities to celebrate the beautiful giraffe.

I loved this book, and I thought it was so interesting that it is a true story! I would love to learn more about the giraffe that walked to Paris a
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Jenn O'Brien
An interesting story about a little known fact in history. Would be good for a 1st grader doing their very first book report. Or a child interested in giraffes.

As an adult, I was interested in the epilogue on the true story, but a little creeped out by the taxidermy photo on the last page.
Lady76
Excellent! Highly reccomend for children!
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