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The White Giraffe Series: Operation Rhino

Book 5

By Lauren St John
Illustrated by David Dean

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  • £6.99

The fifth African adventure in Lauren St John's bestselling THE WHITE GIRAFFE series.
Biographical Notes

Lauren St John (Author)
Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series and THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy. Her first adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, was published in 2013.

Lauren St John is one of the lead voices of Authors4 Oceans, a collective of 50 writers calling to ban the use of plastics in the book industry.

Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn

David Dean (Illustrator)
David Dean studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University and has been working as an illustrator since 1999. He has to date created covers for nearly 40 books including Lauren St. John's THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG (both Orion), as well as many other illustrations for books, magazines, CDs, posters and advertisements. He lives (with his cat) in Cheshire.

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  • ISBN: 9781444012736
  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
St John's refined prose and assertive young protagonists convey a profound regard for the beauty and magic of the vast African backdrop ... a hugely enjoyable and gripping summer read for both girls and boys. — THE BOOKSELLER on THE LAST LEOPARD
A deep sense of humanity runs through the tale which encompasses themes such as loss, bereavement, guilt, courage, love and kindness — Primary Teacher
A thrilling mix of heartfelt eco-friendly adventure and natural magic ... perfect for 8-11s. — Amanda Craig, THE TIMES on THE LAST LEOPARD
St John's descriptions of southern Africa provide a sumptuous backdrop ... top-drawer adventure storytelling, with an added helping of fantasy thrown in. It all makes for a genuinely gripping tale that will warm even the coldest of hearts. — Joe Melia, Waterstone's Bristol Galleries on THE WHITE GIRAFFE
enthralling... we may not all have a white giraffe to make life easier, but his book reminds us that even the most miserable situation can get better. — John Millen on THE WHITE GIRAFFE
Mystery, intrigue and suspense dominate the story of 11 year old orphaned Martine who is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Reading this meticulously worded, cleverly crafted and flawless novel proved to be a real joy. This book has the hallmark of a children's classic and would make a delightful film. — Marion Griffiths, ARMADILLO on THE WHITE GIRAFFE
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Clare Hibbert, Rudolf Farkas
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Lauren St John
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The White Giraffe Series: 4-book EBook Collection

Lauren St John, David Dean
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