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Love animals? Don’t just visit the zoo. Head to a new life in Africa! Magical secrets, wild landscapes, exotic creatures: it’s animal paradise. At first, Martine hates the idea of living in South Africa. How can she be happy there? She’s lonely and friendless: an orphan, stuck with a grumpy guardian on a game reserve miles from anywhere. But then Martine meets the white giraffe. One night he’s there, outside her window: silver in the moonlight, looking straight at her. What does he want? Well: he knows something very special about Martine, starting with her magical healing powers…

  • Dramatic adventures full of magic and wild mystery
  • Stunning look at Africa’s wildlife and vivid landscapes
  • Heartfelt message about respecting animals and nature
  • Lauren St John is a Blue Peter Book Award winner

“Transports you instantly into the heart of Africa… beguiling story-telling with a timeless feel” – The Bookseller

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    19 July 2014

  • I’ve read the whole White Giraffe series and they are really thrilling. I think my favorite one was …... hmmmm …....I liked all of them but…......... I think Dolphin’s song…, no …... The last leopard…...actually…, no….. You know what I can’t choose! They’re all amazing! Perfect for animal lovers whatever age you are. I would read them again but i got the books from my local and school libary. :( Oh well! :>

    13 March 2014

  • I loved The White Giraffe because it made me feel like I was there. It is a charming and heart warming read. I love the strong friendship that Martine and the White Giraffe have.

    Lauren, age 10

    18 October 2011

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    Lauren St John

    Lauren St John is author of the award-winning Laura Marlin mysteries and the bestselling One Dollar Horse series.


    Lauren St John won the 2010 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award for Dead Man’s Cove. White Giraffe has won several awards, including the East Sussex, Calderdale and Stockport prizes.

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