When Anne Innis Dagg saw her first giraffe in a zoo she was entranced. So much so that a love for giraffes shaped her whole life. She decided at a young age that she would one day travel from her home in Canada to study giraffes in their natural environment in Africa.
After overcoming obstacles based on her gender, Anne succeeded in fulfilling her dream in 1956 and became the world's leading scientific expert on giraffes.
In The Girl Who Loved Giraffes, Kathy Stinson and Francois Thisdale have created a beautiful picture book that captures the dramatic story of Anne's life, the majestic beauty of giraffes and fascinating facts about this most intriguing and magnificent creature.
About the Author
Kathy Stinson penned the classic Red is Best almost 40 years ago. Her most recent award-winning picture book is The Man with the Violin. She lives near Guelph, Ontario. Francois Thisdale's award-winning art consists of a unique blending of drawing, photography and richly textured painting. His books include Missing Nimama and Poetree. Francois lives near Montreal, Quebec.