Zarafa    A beautiful Gift for a King

Zarafa, a Beautiful Gift for a King is the incredible true story of the giraffe offered as a gift to Charles X of France by the Pasha of Egypt in 1827.  Captured in Nubia, she travelled up the Nile and across the Mediterranean to Marseille, then walked the 550 miles to Paris with her entourage, astonishing the people of France who had never seen a giraffe before…Written by Julia Chalkley and illustrated by Jane Ostler.  10% of the proceeds go to charity Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the leader in supporting a sustainable future for giraffe in their natural habitats.

Zarafa A beautiful Gift for a King