The Long Tall Journey

Type: Book

When a giraffe is taken from its beloved acacia grove in Africa and sets sail for France, it does not welcome the adventure at first. Everything is foreign; nothing is familiar. Taking his cue from the imagined perspective of the captive, author Jan Wahl crafts a sympathetic tale with roots in reality. Meanwhile, French artist Laurent Gapaillard's arresting landscapes offer a panoramic view of each episode, reinforcing the scope of The Long Tall Journeymade by a 19th-century exotic gift.