West with Giraffes

West with Giraffes
Author: Lynda Rutledge
Pages: 372
ISBN: 1542023343
Available:
Release: 2021-02
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Faith Bass Darling s Last Garage Sale
Author: Lynda Rutledge
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101580608
Available:
Release: 2012-04-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe
Author: Lauren St John
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781444002102
Available:
Release: 2010-05-14
Editor: Orion Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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?

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781400077670
Available:
Release: 2003-12-16
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

West Coast Wild

West Coast Wild
Author: Deborah Hodge
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781554984411
Available:
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Jim Giraffe

Jim Giraffe
Author: Daren King
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780385672825
Available:
Release: 2010-08-20
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Explore the Wild West

Explore the Wild West
Author: Anita Yasuda
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781936749744
Available:
Release: 2012-06-18
Editor: Nomad Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Pardon Said the Giraffe

Pardon  Said the Giraffe
Author: Colin West
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1406321044
Available:
Release: 2009-03
Editor: Walker
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The frog wants to know what it's like up where the giraffe is, but the giraffe can't hear what the frog is saying. So the frog jumps higher and higher and higher... onto the lion, the hippo, and the elephant.

Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443406437
Available:
Release: 2010-12-14
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The runaway international bestseller and beloved fiction classic Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth. Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly untrainable elephant named Rosie. He also comes to know Marlena, the star of the equestrian act—and wife of August, a charismatic but cruel animal trainer. Caught between his love for Marlena and his need to belong in the crazy family of travelling performers, Jacob is freed only by a murderous secret that will bring the big top down. Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last.

West Coast Region

West Coast Region
Author: Sue Vander Hook
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781627179065
Available:
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

5 Giraffes

5 Giraffes
Author: Anne Innis Dagg
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1554553563
Available:
Release: 2015-06
Editor: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Giraffe

Giraffe
Author: J. M. Ledgard
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0143038966
Available:
Release: 2007-07-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

West with Giraffes

West with Giraffes
Author: Lynda Rutledge
Pages: 372
ISBN: 154202174X
Available:
Release: 2021-02
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

What Noise Comes From a Giraffe

What Noise Comes From a Giraffe
Author: Craig MacLean
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781460707074
Available:
Release: 2016-05-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the bestselling vein of WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? comes a funny and fresh take on a classic animal concept that is sure to delight pre-schoolers. Ages 2+ 'We all know it's true, that a cow says, 'Moo!' But what noise comes from a giraffe?' From talented author-illustrator Craig MacLean comes a fresh and funny picture book that is sure to delight young children as they discover just what noise a giraffe makes ... Ages 2+

The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West

The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West
Author: Donald "Scribe" Ross
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781449484361
Available:
Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Giraffe Called Geranium

A Giraffe Called Geranium
Author: Ainslie Manson
Pages: 36
ISBN: 0993734103
Available:
Release: 2014-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Giraffes Can t Dance

Giraffes Can t Dance
Author: Giles Andreae
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1338539175
Available:
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Cartwheel Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

Juma the Giraffe

Juma the Giraffe
Author: Monica Bond
Pages: 34
ISBN: 0989818292
Available:
Release: 2018-06-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Desert Animals

Desert Animals
Author: Michael Chinery
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0679820485
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The West

The West
Author: Rebecca Felix
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1623234956
Available:
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Child's World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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