Giraffes, the sentinels of the Savannas
As she has done for eagles, whales and sharks, acclaimed science writer Helen Roney Sattler now offers an easy-to-read, scientifically accurate introduction to the world's tallest living animals. 1990 Children's Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
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