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Zanzibar feels like a cross between Gecko Press favourites Yours Sincerely, Giraffe and Bruno—it has character, wonderfully dry humour and a unique charm

Julia Marshall, Publisher



An uplifting, warmhearted early chapter book about a crow, who proves you can move mountains (or even dromedaries) and perform truly heroic deeds if you believe in yourself.

Translated by Antony Shugaar

Read the first chapter here.

Coming August 1st


  • Description

    Achille LeBlab, special correspondent, knocks at Zanzibar’s door. He wants to write an article about an exceptional character. Is Zanzibar exceptional? The lizard seems to doubt it. “Aside from your poetic name, I’m afraid you’re a very ordinary crow.”
    That night Zanzibar decides: “I haven’t done anything remarkable yet, but it’s never too late!” He comes up with an idea for an incredible feat. First he must find a camel…

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin France
    Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year
    Book Size

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    1. Kirkus Reviews

      This story about finding the extraordinary in everyone gives readers something to crow about.

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