Series of the Month - Lauren St John's African Adventures Series of the Month - Lauren St John's African Adventures

The Elephant's Tale
Lauren St John
This is the fourth thrilling African adventure featuring Martine, her beloved giraffe Jemmy and Martine's best friend Ben. With just 13 days to investigate the mysterious goings on at the Game Reserve and the fate of 20 missing elephants, Martine... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2009
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The Last Leopard
Lauren St John
A thrilling and enchanting story about animal survival, this sequel to The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song tells how Martine must use her magical powers with animals to save Kahn, The Last Leopard. Martine's summer holiday plans had already been... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2008
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Dolphin Song
Lauren St John
Lauren St John's much-loved and critically acclaimed debut novel The White Giraffe came out in 2006 and Dolphin Song is his second African adventure. It's a beautifully told story that screams out the sights and the sounds of Africa... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2008
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Dolphin Song
Lauren St John
Lauren St John's much-loved and critically acclaimed debut novel The White Giraffe came out in 2006 and Dolphin Song is his second African adventure. Appropriately too, 2007 is the year of the dolphin. Martine has settled into her African... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2007
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The White Giraffe
Lauren St John
The White Giraffe is Lauren St John's stunning debut novel about a young English orphan, Martine, sent to live on a South African game reserve with a grandmother she never knew existed. Rich with the scents, sounds and intoxicating magic... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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The Elephant's Tale
Lauren St John
This is the fourth thrilling African adventure featuring Martine, her beloved giraffe Jemmy and Martine's best friend Ben. With just 13 days to investigate the mysterious goings on at the Game Reserve and the fate of 20 missing elephants, Martine... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2010
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The Last Leopard
Lauren St John
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. Saving the world's rarest leopard is the mission for Martine and Ben in this latest African adventure about a young girl and the animals she loves and protects. Instead of spending the holiday... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/05/2009
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Lauren St John

Lauren St John has made a real name for herself with this enthralling series of African animal adventures featuring a young girl and her beloved white giraffe. Growing up in Zimbabwe as she did has provided her with the tools to bring both the menace and the allure of Africa to the page in quite such a compelling way.

Magical and incredibly evocative of time and place, Lauren transports you, the reader into the heart of Africa. Each one is a beautifully written, gripping tale in its own right that will warm even the coldest of hearts and the simple, yet effective black and white illustrations also help to bring the pages alive and to complement the storyline.

The series begins with The White Giraffe in which 11 year old Martine is sent to live on a Game Reserve in Africa with her only living relative following the death of her parents.
Dolphin Song is the second in the series and Martine must use her gift of healing to help a stranded, dying dolphin back to the safety of the ocean. But that’s only the beginning. The true test of her skills are brought brilliantly to life on a school trip to Mozambique as she and her school friends watch ‘the great sardine run’.

The Last Leopard is set very much back on dry land in the ‘bush’. Martine must decide who her friends are, and who are her enemies, as she and her close friend Ben race against time to save the world's rarest leopard and each other.

The fourth thrilling African adventure, written with all the zest and skill that has endeared so many readers to The White Giraffe, Dolphin Song and The Last Leopard is Elephant Tales,where Martine travels to Namibia to save an elephant and the home she has come to love.

Don’t forget though that each story is very much a stand-alone title but all feature Martine and her beloved white giraffe Jemmy, who she first meets in The White Giraffe.


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