The Giraffe That Walked to Paris by Nancy Milton, Roger Roth

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Here is the beguiling true story of the first giraffe ever to live in Europe. The year was 1826, and the giraffe belonged to the pasha of Egypt, who decided to give her as a gift to the king of France.


The giraffe journeyed first by boat to Marseilles, then on foot through the towns and villages of France, all the way to Paris. Her arrival in the capital was celebrated with a splendid royal parade, and everywhere she went she caused a sensation.

First written in 1992, this captivating story is back for a new generation of children to enjoy!

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. The giraffe walked from the disembarkation point of Marseilles to Paris to see the King.

ages: 4-8

Purple House Press

Pub Date: June 26, 2013

0.35" H x 10.76" L x 9.5" W

32 pages