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West with Giraffes

Author : Lynda Rutledge
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Release : 2021-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1542023343

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Book West with Giraffes Description/Summary:

1938: The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow Wilson Nickel. Present day: At 105, Woody feels his life ebbing away. When he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an experience he cannot take to his grave. In retelling his story, he explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, and the passing of time. -- adapted from jacket

Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

Author : Lynda Rutledge
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-04-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101580608

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Book Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale Description/Summary:

SOON TO BE CLAIRE DARLING—A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CATHERINE DENEUVE! When a wealthy woman decides to sell all of her worldly possessions, she unearths the secrets of her family’s past in this charming debut. On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. With help from a couple of neighborhood boys, Faith lugs her priceless Louis XV elephant clock, countless Tiffany lamps, and everything else in her nineteenth-century mansion out onto her long, sloping lawn. Why is a recluse of twenty years suddenly selling off her dearest possessions? Because God told her to. As the townspeople grab up five generations of heirlooms, everyone drawn to the sale—including Faith’s long-lost daughter—finds that the antiques not only hold family secrets but also inspire some of life’s most important questions: Do our possessions possess us? What are we without our memories? Is there life after death or second chances here on earth? And is Faith really selling that Tiffany lamp for $1? READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Giraffe

Author : J. M. Ledgard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-07-31
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0143038966

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Book Giraffe Description/Summary:

A novel based on a bizarre, real-life incident that took place in 1975 Czechoslovakia describes the destruction of the world's largest captive herd of giraffes at a zoo in a small Czech town, recounting the story of the giraffes from their capture in Africa to their apparently senseless slaughter by the secret police. A first novel. Reprint.

The White Giraffe

Author : Lauren St John
Publisher : Orion Children's Books
Release : 2010-05-14
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781444002102

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Book The White Giraffe Description/Summary:

The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter's night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled with secrets, but lonely Martine finds comfort in the legend of a white giraffe and in mysterious Grace, who believes Martine has a powerful gift. Defying her grandmother by entering the reserve alone, Martine is plunged into a world of danger, mystery and adventure. Who can she trust? And how far will she go to save the only friend she has ever known?

Zarafa

Author : Michael Allin
Publisher : Delta
Release : 1999
Category : History
ISBN : 9780385334112

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Book Zarafa Description/Summary:

In 1826, a giraffe that had been captured in the Sudan, was shipped to France. Allin looks beyond the fairy tale to reveal the complex web of politics, culture, religion and greed that fueled this phenomenon.

If I Had a Giraffe

Author : Cyndi C. Anthony
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-12
Category : Humor
ISBN : 1494785285

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Book If I Had a Giraffe Description/Summary:

This is Book 1 in the Jerry Giraffe Series. What would you do if you had a giraffe? Would you give it bath or make it laugh? Would you give it a ball and set it on a wall? Join Silly Milly as she weaves her rhyme and shows how a giraffe can have a good time.

Taming the West

Author : Darren Sechrist
Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
Release : 2008-09-30
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0778741885

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Book Taming the West Description/Summary:

In graphic novel format, details the history of the American West as early Americans came into contact with Native Americans and began to settle the land.

Tears of the Giraffe

Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2003-12-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781400077670

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Book Tears of the Giraffe Description/Summary:

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana. In Tears of the Giraffe she tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the midst of resolving uncertainties, pondering her impending marriage to a good, kind man, Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, and the promotion of her talented secretary (a graduate of the Botswana Secretarial College, with a mark of 97 per cent), she also finds her family suddenly and unexpectedly increased by two.

Antelope Jackrabbits

Author : Patrick Perish
Publisher : Bellwether Media
Release : 2020-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781618919779

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Book Antelope Jackrabbits Description/Summary:

An antelope jackrabbit springs from its hiding place behind a bush! It zigzags through the maze of desert brush to avoid becoming a meal. In this low-level title, readers will hop from page to page to discover how these hares are adapted to thrive in the desert. Features reinforcing their adaptations, diet, and more will help readers retain all they have learned!

Juma the Giraffe

Author : Monica Bond
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-06-04
Category : Giraffe
ISBN : 0989818292

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Book Juma the Giraffe Description/Summary:

What happens when Juma the giraffe sees his reflection in a waterhole? Monica Bond's story, beautifully illustrated by Kayla Harren, will touch the hearts of children everywhere who a searching for what makes them special.

West Coast Region

Author : Sue Vander Hook
Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Release : 2014-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781627179065

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Book West Coast Region Description/Summary:

This coastal region covers a vast and diverse area of the United States. Covered with rainforests in Washington, volcanoes in Oregon, mountains in Northern California, and sandy beaches in Southern California, you’ll have much to explore. The area is rich in history, from the gold rush to Spanish missions, and nature with giant Redwood trees and wildlife. Lace up your hiking boots and stroll along the west coast. This book will allow students to use information gained from illustrations and words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.

Jim Giraffe

Author : Daren King
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2010-08-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385672825

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Book Jim Giraffe Description/Summary:

Scott Spectrum is being haunted by a ghost giraffe named Jim. Scott thinks he’s a man how has everything — a high-speed internet connection, alien-shaped slippers, and a beautiful wife called Continence. But Scott hasn’t touched her in years and she’s been left furiously polishing the sideboard, dreaming of black stallions. According to Jim, Scott’s days are numbered, and to save himself from certain death from sexual repression he must quickly perform every act in the lovermaker’s lexicon. Jim Giraffe knows a lot about sex, luckily. He also loves pizza and beer and has breath that smells of tree-tops. The prudish Scott is at first shocked by this profane, perverted ghost giraffe, but he accepts his help. Little does Scott realize that Jim has his own agenda and that his suburban idyll is about to be well and truly buggered up. Following on from the cult classic Boxy an Star, Daren King has written another extraordinary novel: highly original and linguistically ingenious, naïve and knowing, utterly charming, filthy, and very, very funny.

The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West

Author : Donald "Scribe" Ross
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2016-09-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781449484361

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Book The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West Description/Summary:

Best friends Rumpus, Tai, Phil, and Phlox are thrilled for the chance to make their first real mural, but when they fall into the world of their own epic painting, they suddenly have to face down the piranha-pistol-packing Wildhares, cattlefish stampedes, and buzzing battlebees of their own creation. Even if they survive, how will they ever find their way back home? Giddyup with the Scribble Squad as they ride into a very weird, very wild Old West! * With over a hundred full-color illustrations by nationally renowned street artist Donald "Scribe" Ross

Explore the Wild West!

Author : Anita Yasuda
Publisher : Nomad Press
Release : 2012-06-18
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781936749744

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Book Explore the Wild West! Description/Summary:

Explore the Wild West! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments invites young readers ages 6–9 to experience the spirit of the Wild West. Kids learn about explorers who mapped the American West, Native Americans, gold miners, cowboy culture, cattle drives, Wild West legends, frontier towns, peacekeepers, lawbreakers, and much more. Through projects ranging from making a settler’s soddie to mining for gold, kids develop a better understanding of the rich history of the Wild West in the 1800s.

Crazy Horse

Author : Jon Sterngass
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-01-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781628738490

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Book Crazy Horse Description/Summary:

The true life of Crazy Horse is plagued with questions. He did not leave any letters or diaries nor are there any records of speeches he made. Most notably, it is still unclear whether his death was an accident or a murder. Nevertheless, Crazy Horse is considered a gripping symbol of freedom, dignity, and the American West. He was the unfathomable leader for the Lakota tribe and was looked upon for protection by his people. But as whites invaded the Lakota lands and the buffalo herds shrank, many Lakota were forced to relocate to reservations. But not all, for Crazy Horse was determined to fight for his home. Rejecting the reservation system and negotiations with the white invaders, he guided the Lakota in two of the most monumental defeats ever suffered by the US Army: the Fetterman Fight in 1866, and the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876, which was fought against the infamous General George Armstrong Custer. Over twenty illustrations and photographs help kids better understand this crucial figure and pivotal moment in nineteenth-century American history. Crazy Horse, part of the Wild West for Kids series, is a must-read for any young historian hoping to learn about a mysterious man who played an influential role in the Native American battles in the West.

5 Giraffes

Author : Anne Innis Dagg
Publisher : Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
Release : 2015-06
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1554553563

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Book 5 Giraffes Description/Summary:

The latest in the 5 Animals series, with an introduction by Rob Laidlaw, 5 Giraffes profiles five unique giraffes from both captivity and the wild. Accompanying the five giraffe profiles is information on their diet, social life, and chapters on some of their more unique aspects, like the giraffe's unusual body. Includes full color photographs throughout, glossary, bibliography, table of contents and index.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Author : Giles Andreae
Publisher : Cartwheel Books
Release : 2019-09-03
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1338539175

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Book Giraffes Can't Dance Description/Summary:

The bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance is now a padded board book! Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness. Discover this classic story, now in a padded board book format perfect for babies and toddlers!

West Coast Wild

Author : Deborah Hodge
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Release : 2015-08-25
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781554984411

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Book West Coast Wild Description/Summary:

This stunning nature alphabet book explores the fascinating ecosystem of the Pacific west coast — a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life. Author Deborah Hodge has spent more than forty years on the west coast, frequently visiting the Pacific Rim region, and she knows it intimately. From A to Z she describes in vivid language the rainforest, ocean and beach, and a great variety of animals that a child might see walking along the shore — from tiny sea jellies to inquisitive sandpipers to leaping orcas. Illustrator Karen Reczuch brings her remarkable talent to the book, and has created image after image that is simply breathtaking. The text and art have been carefully checked for scientific accuracy. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and suggestions for exploring the region and further reading.

Desert Animals

Author : Michael Chinery
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release : 1992
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0679820485

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Book Desert Animals Description/Summary:

An introduction to the animals of the desert and how they live, including the camel, jumping jerboa, and bearded lizard.

The West

Author : Rebecca Felix
Publisher : Child's World
Release : 2013-08-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1623234956

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Book The West Description/Summary:

Looks at the geography, native peoples, economy, food, and history of the Western states.