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Giraffes in Jerusalem

Shmuel Thomas Huppert
AGE: 5-8

One cold snowy day at Dr Shulov’s zoo in Jerusalem, the giraffes got sick with pneumonia. The male recovered but the female died. Dr Shulov realized that the male giraffe was sad and needed a companion, and although there was no money, he was determined to find him one. Dr Donald Honey, a British hunter, decides to help and sends a giraffe from Africa. At first the pair are happy, but when spring comes, the female giraffe longs for freedom and tells her mate, who was born in captivity, of her longing for a free life. Dr Shulov understands and eventually sends them both back to Africa.
This delightful story is written with insight, and describes both the animal kingdom and the human world with a lot of humor, blending the world of the zoo with a humane feeling for animals in captivity.

Illustrations: Eitan Kedmi

English translation available (for publishers only)

Title Giraffes in Jerusalem
Author’s Last Name Huppert
Author's First Name Shmuel Thomas
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1988
No. Pages 20
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Girafa Afa
Representation Represented by ITHL

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