Grace the Giraffe in Paris: Story Time with Oliver & Lina Gee [IN-PERSON]

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Grace the Giraffe in Paris: Story Time with Oliver & Lina Gee [IN-PERSON]

Join Oliver & Lina Gee who will read from their children’s book “Grace the Giraffe in Paris” and show how to sketch a giraffe! (ages 3–10)

By Alliance Française de Washington, DC (AFDC)

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 22 · 2 - 3pm EDT


Alliance Française de Washington DC 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

3–10 year-olds and their parents are invited to join us for a reading & sketching time with author Oliver Gee and illustrator Lina Nordin Gee as they read their new picture book Grace the Giraffe in Paris. Following the reading, Lina will show participants how to draw a giraffe and then the pair will answer questions about what inspired this story.


Oliver and Lina will join us directly from Paris on Zoom and will appear on the big screen in our library. Children and parents will be accommodated in the library, where we will set up tables for drawing.


We will be selling all three books at the event, but you can also pre-order your copy in advance from with a 25% discount using promocode WASHINGTON. There are three books in the series from husband/wife duo Oliver and Lina Gee: Kylie the Crocodile, Roger the Liger, and Grace the Giraffe.

About Oliver Gee and Lina Nordin Gee

Oliver Gee (follow him on Instagram @theearfultower) is the creator of the award-winning podcast about Paris and France, The Earful Tower. He used to be a full-time journalist in Paris, but switched to podcasting in December 2017. Lina Nordin Gee runs a chic shoe and handbag company, Deuxième Studios, and likes to draw and paint. You can see her illustrations on Instagram @ParisianPostcards. Together, they published three children's books, and Oliver Gee also published Paris on Air: A Memoir.

To attend, please bring proof of vaccination.

About the organizer

The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. (AFDC) was founded in 1905. Interrupted by World War 2, it reopened in 1949 originally as a social club and became an officially incorporated organization in 1965.

AFDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization, since 1955. It is not subsidized by any government. It is an educational and cultural institution headed by a Franco-American Board of Directors.

The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. serves as the leading center for French language, French culture and francophone resources in the Nation’s Capital. Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. enriches the lives of the D.C. community by offering the chance to connect with people of different backgrounds and cultures in order to better understand and appreciate the greater global community.

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