A Giraffe's JourneyBook - 2008
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, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Branch Call Number: 599.638 R865
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm