A Giraffe's Journey

Book - 2008
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Eighty years before Columbus, China sent ships to explore the world.
The Chinese discovered many marvelous things, but one discovery stood out above the others: the chee-lin.
This chee-lin was just a giraffe, but to the Chinese it was an omen of good fortune so rare that it had appeared only once before--at the birth of Confucius.
In a storybook in which each page evokes the richness of faraway places and long-ago days, James Rumford traces the chee-lin's journey from Africa to Bengal to China, weaving a tale not just of a giraffe but of the people he meets along the way. Chee-lin is a story for all time: of captivity and struggle, friendship and respect.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
ISBN: 9780618717200
Call Number: 599.638 RUMFORD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm
Subjects: Giraffe -- Juvenile literature.
Giraffe -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.


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