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Author: Stephen Cole.
Editors: Ed Simkins, Simon Beecroft, Alex Allan, and Rochelle Talary.
Illustrators: Mark Richards and Lauren Egan.
Additional Contributors: Corinne Combs, Kristy Cox, Paul Elliott, and Rhion Magee.
ISBN-10: 1-4053-0998-9 (1405309989)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4053-0998-1 (9781405309981)
Language: English
No. of Pages: 47
Dimensions: 227mm x 284mm x 9mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 546
Shelving Location: Oversize items
Estimated Value: £6.00
Purchase Date: 7 July 2006
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The Essential Guide

(Essential Guides)
Dorling Kindersley (2005).
Hardcover Book with Dust Jacket

This book accompanies the animated children's movie "Madagascar", providing background information on the film's characters and the animals they're based on, as well as some facts about the island of Madagascar and its lemurs.

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Welcome to the Island.

Take a walk on the wild side with pampered zoo animals Marty, Alex, Melman, and Gloria when they find themselves shipwrecked on the exotic African island of Madagascar.

Learn how the four friends get in touch with their roots and discover what it really means to be "wild".

Meet Madagascar's weird and wonderful creatures.

Packed with exciting facts about the breathtaking, magical island of Madagascar.

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They're zooless and clueless! Find out how Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria get back to nature and learn to stand on their own four feet in this exciting Essential Guide.

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Meet the four heroes of Madagascar:

Alex – He may not be king of the jungle, but this bold lion is star of the zoo!

Marty – A zebra who dreams about life outside the zoo.

Melman – A hypochondriac giraffe who loves to spend his day with a doctor.

Gloria – A hippo who has it all – brains, beauty, and style!


  • Introduction
  • Alex
  • Marty
  • Gloria
  • Melman
  • The zoo
  • Pampered pets
  • Skipper
  • Penguin parade
  • The monkeys
  • Birthday party
  • Animal breakout
  • Stuck!
  • All aboard
  • All washed up
  • Madagascar
  • Survival guide
  • The lemurs
  • Best buddies
  • An odd couple?
  • Bon voyage!


  • Produced in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation.

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