This picture book presents the true story of a giraffe given by the Pasha of Egypt to King Charles X of France. The young giraffe was transported by boat down the Nile and across the sea to Marseilles, and then walked all the way to Paris. She arrived in 1827 after a 2½ year journey and Paris fell in love with her! Author and artist tell the story together, through clear evocative prose and large detailed artwork. Obviously a book to be read aloud and shared, but also to be appreciated by thoughtful readers of many ages.