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Tippi My Book of Africa [Kindle Edition]

Tippi Degré , Sylvie Robert , Alain Degré
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This book takes the reader on a delightful journey into Africa and into the world of a little girl called Tippi who tells her unforgettable story on her return from Africa to France at the age of ten. Tippi is no ordinary child. She believes that she has the gift of talking to animals and that they are like brothers to her. Her world is filled with characters like Leon the Chameleon, Abu the elephant whom she calls ‘my brother’, and leopards, snakes, baboons, lions and ostriches … ‘I speak to them with my mind, or through my eyes, my heart or my soul, and I see that they understand and answer me.’
My Book of Africa contains the words of a little girl who has the gift of reaching out and touching the people and animals of Africa. It s beautifully illustrated with over 100 magical photographs taken by her parents, French filmmakers and photographers, Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré.


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Tippi: My Book of Africa, photography by Sylvie Robert and Alain Degre is an exquisite book of drop-dead photography that will literally have you exclaiming with mouth open, "I can't believe this is real!" In the narrative Tippi explains how it feels to grow up "wild" and how much she loves animals and Africa. She claims that she can communicate silently with each one. A white child, she was born in Namibia and grew up in Africa and is now 23 years old living in France. The photographs of her as a young child in Africa were taken by her parents who are French film-makers and still photographers and spent seven years in the Kalahari taking pictures of meerkats. The images in this book are UNBELIEVABLE as the little girl plays with and rides on various wild animals. She does explain that the animals she is with were either in a park or a protected area, but they are still wild. The photography is exquisite...You just MUST see this book to believe it.

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

Product Details

  • File Size: 25562 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Struik Lifestyle (Random House Struik); 1 edition (October 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009LYEEJ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! August 8, 2007
Format:Paperback
I first found this book in the lounge of a game lodge in South Africa, and had quite a time tracking down a copy. To classify this as a children's book, as the bookstore I found it in has, is clearly robbing many adults of the incredible experience of its pages. My three kids all love it, but why should they have all the fun?? The photography is absolutely amazing, just as Tippi's childhood must certainly have been. No one harbouring a love of Africa, it's wildlife, the innocence of childhood or good photography should miss this.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tippi of Africa June 8, 2001
Format:Paperback
Excellent. I've got the book today from amazon Germany. Now I want to read Tippi's very unique way to express herself in English.120 extrem beautiful photographs,done by her parents Sylvie and Alain Degre, give us an insight of her unusual childhood, grewing up in Africa. A nice gift for children and adults who want to see the world in it's beauty through children's eyes. Tippi lives now in Paris. I hope, she can save her experiences for life she obtained in Africa, for her future.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspirational story for our children! May 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought My Book of Africa because I was thrilled at the idea of a little European girl growing up in Africa with all of that continent's exciting array of people, animals, and land. It soon became the nightly reader for my seven year old granddaughter. I could see the dream firmly planted in her eyes as she read of Tippi's adventures. This is the kind of reading experience that has a lasting positive effect on children, telling them that Nature is good, animals are to be respected, and people of all colors are part of the great experience in life. I highly recommend this book to parents and grandparents. The photographs alone maintain interest throughout.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really cute book but May 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought it on my kindle and it was not easy to tell how many pages it was and it is a very very short book. I would have loved to see what Tippi is doing and what she looks like now.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable Photographs July 25, 2012
Format:Paperback
Tippi: My Book of Africa, photography by Sylvie Robert and Alain Degre is an exquisite book of drop-dead photography that will literally have you exclaiming with mouth open, "I can't believe this is real!" In the narrative Tippi explains how it feels to grow up "wild" and how much she loves animals and Africa. She claims that she can communicate silently with each one. A whilte child, she was born in Namibia and grew up in Africa and is now 23 years old living in France. The photographs of her as a young child in Africa were taken by her parents who are French film-makers and still photographers and spent seven years in the Kalahari taking pictures of meerkats. The images in this book are UNBELIEVABLE as the little girl plays with and rides on various wild animals. She does explain that the animals she is with were either in a park or a protected area, but they are still wild. The photography is exquisite...You just MUST see this book to believe it.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Talking with the animals April 5, 2003
Format:Paperback
In town today when buying Easter books for the kids I found Tippi in Africa for my 7 years old. I have been to Africa several times, and now wants to bring my family, but they always say no, they don't want to go to Africa where there are dangerous animals, where there is poverty and the water is not clean. So I found this book the perfect present for my daughter.
We read the book right away when we came home, and what a treasure. The book tells about Tippi's childhood. The daughter of French nature photographers she spends most of her childhood in Africa. And growing up against the wild animals she and her surrondings soon discover that she has a very special ability to speak with the animals.
The book is filled with amazing photographs, and anecdotes from Tippi's childhood. Who can resist starting to dream about Africa after reading this book.
Thanks Tippi for sharing your life with us.
Britt Arnhild Lindland
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book. November 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was such a loving story of childhood, and freedom.
This was a fun fast read.
The photos were very special.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So beautiful July 10, 2013
By keshav
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What else to say, charming, inspiring and well presented!
Heartfully recommended to any one. We are looking now for the next step for Tippi and are sure it will be something valuable...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Book
Truly one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Life changing. The photographs are so incredible they are almost surreal. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Megan L McDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good image quality!
Published 26 days ago by long.pham
3.0 out of 5 stars it is fabulously wonderful. As a staged story
I saw some of these photos on facebook and was terrifically excited...until I saw the one of her as a baby surrounded by elephants...and clearly saw a chain on one's foot. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jane Eagle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best book ever! Love Tippi!
Published 1 month ago by Lisa I Sorensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
An amazing life of a human being - described in words and pictures.
Tippi may very well be the luckiest person on the planet to be able to have lived in and explored her... Read more
Published 1 month ago by ReaderOne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gooood!
Published 2 months ago by Xihao Zhang
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful and enriched childhood
I ordered several copies of this book for my boss to share with her family and friends. The photography is spectacular. What a wonderful and enriched childhood!
Published 2 months ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Love hearing her perspective on animals
Love hearing her perspective on animals, nature and what it means to be human and part of the world. Lovely thoughts from her when she was a child. Love this boo.
Published 2 months ago by Blaze
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST BUY!
Beautiful photos! I bought 2 as gifts for nieces. Love it.
Published 2 months ago by Mark Twain
3.0 out of 5 stars wanted a better narrative
The narrative was disappointing and seemed to need structure from an adult. Didn't think it was going to be musings about God, as well as about Africa. Read more
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