Chee-lin : a giraffe's journey /

Eighty years before Columbus, China sent ships to explore the world. The Chinese discovered many marvelous things, but one discovery stood out above the others: the chee-lin. This chee-lin was just a giraffe, but to the Chinese, it was an omen of good fortune so rare that it had appeared only once b...

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Main Author: Rumford, James, 1948-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
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520 |a Eighty years before Columbus, China sent ships to explore the world. The Chinese discovered many marvelous things, but one discovery stood out above the others: the chee-lin. This chee-lin was just a giraffe, but to the Chinese, it was an omen of good fortune so rare that it had appeared only once before-- at the birth of Confucius. In a storybook of chapters, in which each page evokes the richness of faraway places and long-ago days, James Rumford traced the chee-lin's journey from Africa to Bengal to China, weaving a tale not just of a giraffe but of the people he meets along the way.--From publisher. 
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505 0 |a The smell of rain -- In the blink of an eye -- The prize -- On the beach -- Sailing before the monsoon -- The camel-ox-leopard of Bengal -- The Chee-Lin -- Make way! -- Red Clouds and Purple Mist -- The scent of home -- Fire from Heaven -- Whispering-Girl -- Soaring dragons-dancing tigers! -- A summer rain -- The open gate 
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