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The Giraffe That Walked to Paris

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The Giraffe That Walked to Paris by Nancy Milton

From the true story of how the first giraffe ever to come to Europe was sent by the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France in 1826, and the giraffe walked from the disembarkation point of Marseilles to Paris to see the King.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: Nancy Milton

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Other books by Nancy Milton

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📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for The Giraffe That Walked to Paris

Cut and Fold Giraffe
Printable cut and fold animals

Giraffe Lapbook Download
From HomeschoolShare

Paper City Paris
Printable Paris "city" from Made by Joel

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris Lapbook
From Aussie Pumpkin Patch; the link to the download is in the last paragraph of the post.

France Lapbook Download
From HomeschoolShare

Why are we featuring this book?

The Giraffe That Walked to Paris is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for The Giraffe That Walked to Paris. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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