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Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes: The Adventurous Life of the First Giraffologist

Anne was three years old when she first laid eyes on a giraffe. As her blue eyes gazed into the giraffe's big brown eyes at the zoo, she was mesmerized. And she never forgot it. Her desire to study the beautiful, graceful creatures followed her from preschool to graduate school. Often, she was laughed at for her interest. The scientific study of giraffes didn't exist at the time. And it certainly wasn't an appropriate pursuit for a woman — or so she was told. So, Anne decided she would teach herself about her favorite animal. She traveled to South Africa alone, and shocked everyone by studying giraffes in the wild!

This inspiring picture book biography by Karlin Gray is based on the true story of Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, the pioneering female scientist who was the world's first giraffologist and the first scientist to study wild animal behavior in Africa (four years before Jane Goodall!). Aparna Varma's expressive art evocatively brings the story to life, while an afterword, bibliography and the author's Q&A with Dr. Dagg adds personal details to her life story. This remarkable true story is a reminder to young readers that you never know when your interest will lead you to something truly big!

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Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Karlin Gray
Illustrator Aparna Varma
ISBN 152530495X
Publication Date Sep 6, 2022
Publisher Kids Can Press
Language English