Monday, January 26, 2009
Shannon's Review - The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
Title:: The White Giraffe
Series:: The White Giraffe
Author(s):: Lauren St. John
Genre:: Children's Book
Summary: Martine recently suffered the loss of her parents, and now she must move to Africa with her grandmother. There she finds a connection with animals, especially a white giraffe that's only suppose to be a legend.
Challenges: 20 Book in 2009(7),
My Thoughts: There are good ideas in this story, like the mythology of the legend of the giraffe and the child, and Martine's powers over animals. But there were some things that just worked out to easily in the end. For example, all of a sudden the grandmother, who didn't seem to like Martine, says she knew everything that was going on and would help Martine save the giraffe. It just seemed very sudden for her to help in the end. So while I liked the ideas in this book, I think the story could have been done better in the end.
About the Author: Lauren St. John has written two other books in this series, with a fourth one due out soon.