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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren St. John Narrator: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9780739355855
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Martine’s parents are killed in a fire, and she must leave her home in England to live on a wildlife reserve in Africa with a grandmother she never even knew she had.
As soon as Martine arrives at the reserve, she hears whisperings of a mythical animal living there–a white giraffe. No one has ever seen the animal, but it leaves footprints behind. Her grandmother insists that the white giraffe is just a legend, but then, one stormy night, Martine looks out her bedroom window straight into the eyes of the tall and silvery animal. The white giraffe is real!
But why is everyone keeping the giraffe’s existence a secret? To find out, Martine will use all of her courage and smarts, and an emerging gift for healing, in a daring adventure to save her new friend. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/16/2014

    " WOW! This book was really great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia Kouridi | 2/13/2014

    " Pretty good book, an quick, enjoyable read. Not too serious, not too long, nothing too fancy. Nice book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 2/8/2014

    " This was an easy read.... still fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbi ♥ ♫ ♥ | 1/29/2014

    " this is like one of my fav. books!! it's a must read for everyone!! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin and Jim | 1/25/2014

    " I picked up The White Giraffe while tutoring a student in the youth section of the library. The African setting, a wildlife reserve in South Africa, is packed with exotic animals and adventure, and it instantly appealed to me. The main character, Martine, is a courageous and spunky eleven year-old who has experienced a tremendous amount of loss in her short life. The author has written a series about Martine and her adventures in the Sawubona wildlife reserve, and I am excited to start reading the second book, Dolphin Song. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 1/6/2014

    " My mom recommended this comparing it to The Secret Garden. It was a wonderful story of a young girl dealing with a new environment and learning self reliance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dart | 12/31/2013

    " so far a girl named martine's parents died in a far; then moved to west Africa. And told about her families history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 12/13/2013

    " Very beautiful story. Loved it. The author has such a heart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jada | 12/5/2013

    " I just read this because I had to for a book club; one of the worst. (in my opinion) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyceliv | 11/27/2013

    " I liked this book. It was a quick read and makes me want to go to Africa. It would be a very good book for young teens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilia | 11/18/2013

    " A great book, though a bit of an easy read. Too short for my taste, but that's how you get to read the next book! A very original plot and story line, though I thought through it all before I read it. But either way, It was a good and fun book to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 11/12/2013

    " A beautiful story to read aloud to my children who were very vested in Martine and Jemmy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Summer | 11/12/2013

    " To me this book was so uninteresting it wasn't even worth finishing(really not my type of book). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthannhroberts | 11/8/2013

    " this was an enjoyable easy read. Not to deep or complex but interesting and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh C. | 10/15/2013

    " This book was a really good quick read . Its sad and inspiring at the same time . I recommend it to people who like a good mystery and sci-fi . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annabelle | 7/4/2013

    " a book that makes you think about whats going on in other countries. GREAT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan Schlosser | 6/7/2013

    " Was not so good of a book in the beginning . But as the book went on I felt that I started to understand it more. It actually ended up being a pretty decent book . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mackenzie | 10/13/2012

    " Abook I would recomend for younger kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ell | 10/10/2012

    " one of the best books i have ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abs | 10/4/2012

    " Loved this book. It's a great story for fifth grade girls who love animals and being outdoors. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briana Makely | 4/8/2012

    " One of my favorite book that I have read.It is a easy book but tells a very good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Mary | 3/13/2012

    " It's very good. It makes me think of mysterious creatures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sierraseda | 12/22/2011

    " This book was one of the best stories i have ever read it gives you real info about africa and their wildlife i recomand that anyone who loves and cares for animals reads it you shall love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ikra | 12/8/2011

    " this miy FAV BOOK IN THE WORLD SO DARN INTRESTING "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian Rhines | 10/3/2011

    " I did not really like this book at the beginning. I thought it was kind of boring. The end though was probably one of my favorite endings of any book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 9/26/2011

    " I LOVED THIS!! I usually don't like this type of book, but I really loved it. It was so fun to read. There is another one, The Dolphin song that I am looking forward to reading.I think most of my friends would love to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 8/20/2011

    " this book I would reccomend fo kiddo's under the age of 1,000. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 7/26/2011

    " My daughter recommended this book to me so I read it aloud at bedtime. This story intertwines African folklore and myth with an adventurous chain of events. It's a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 5/7/2011

    " James and I both read this and really enjoyed it. It's a fun read. . I'll definitely check out the other books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Truly | 4/2/2011

    " I am reading this for Book Fest. I love the setting of this book in South Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 3/22/2011

    " I read this one with Hannah for the kids' book club book. We both really enjoyed it. We just may have to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loren | 3/15/2011

    " Very good book about animals!!!!!!! :0 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenifer | 3/14/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Very descriptive & a very creative story. It would be nice to say that you had ridden a rare white giraffe as a young girl. I think that it would be awesome to go on a safari in Africa someday & watch all the wild animals. Highly recommended read for all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aby | 3/13/2011

    " this is one of my favorite book i loved how martine, even though her grandma said no and that the white giraffe is not real she still did not give up and when she found it she went into the forest and had fun with it, that was my favorite part!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiara | 3/13/2011

    " its about a girl whos pareents die in a fire. she has to move to afrika with her grandmother. her granmom owns s wildlife reserve. she always goes out into the reserve she sees one "mythical" white giraffe. she has to save it from the poachers. ni think it was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NewFranklin | 2/18/2011

    " This was sooooooo good!!! it has the perfect amount of fantasy,realistic fiction, and adventure!!! it is super, super, super good!!!! I recommend this book very highly, for 5th graders. There is also another book the dolphin song and the last lepord. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith (doggie lova!) | 1/24/2011

    " Starts out slow the middle of the book gets it started and towards the end more action starts. I didnt like it until after i read the whole thing. Ü "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dart | 1/19/2011

    " so far a girl named martine's parents died in a far; then moved to west Africa. And told about her families history "

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About the Author
Author Lauren St. John

Lauren St. John was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe (formerly Gatooma, Rhodesia) in December 1966. After studying journalism in Africa, she moved to London, where she was for many years golf correspondent to The Sunday Times. She has written several books on sports, and is the author of Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle and the award-winning African Adventures series for children.

About the Narrator

Adjoa Andoh is a two-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She is an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff Brenda Mazikubo alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.