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Subtitle The most special rhino in the world!
By Shirley Galligan
Published By


ISBN 9780856835391
Children's Genre 5yrs-8yrs and 27 illustrations
Publication Date 05/03/2021
Price 8.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://shepheardwalwyn.com/product/munu/


Munu is a story of hope in the face of adversity. His story, as the most special rhino in the world, will appeal to children, with its humorous tone as well as promoting the charity’s ethos of integrity and kindness.

Proceeds from the sales go to The White Lion Foundation.

Authors Biography

Before working to establish The White Lion Foundation, Shirley Galligan spent more than 20 years as the PR Director of an international wildlife charity. She travelled extensively working with international media and film crews, creating and promoting major wildlife appeals and worldwide news stories.


“The real-life story of Munu captured my heart and to see it retold in this charming and beautiful book for children is an absolute dream.”
Helen Worth, actress and recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award (British Soap Awards, 2014)


Leave a comment about this book:


  1. This is such a lovely, inspiring story and is beautifully illustrated!

  2. A delightful and heartwarming story making the real life story of a remarkable rescue and subsequent rehabilitation of a black rhino. The book makes the issues surrounding the importance of conservation accessible to children, in a sensitive and encouraging way. So relevant in this day and age.

  3. A delightful and heartwarming story making the real life story of a remarkable rescue, and subsequent rehabilitation, of a black rhino accessible to children, in a sensitive and encouraging way. So important in this day and age to raise children’s awareness of global conservation issues.

  4. A brilliant and engaging children’s book, beautifully told and illustrated. Based on a true story.
    A gift to encourage our wonder of our natural world.
    Highly recommended.

  5. This is a charming book that can be enjoyed by all ages. A poignant, feel good message, with a nostalgic nod to the classic childrens stories of the oast.

  6. A most original and engaging book. The beautiful illustrations very effectively complement and support the text. Although written for children, I suspect there will be many adults who will also find themselves drawn in to the wonderful story of Munu!

  7. Beautifully written and illustrated book, made more enjoyable by being able to show my son the photos and videos of Munu after reading!

  8. A moving quite beautiful tale that touches every emotion.

  9. A book that helps youngsters about the importance of animal welfare…

  10. Great read.

  11. This is such a beautiful story, and beautifully designed as well! Hope Munu wins in this category!

  12. Wonderfully uplifting and touching story for junior environmentalist everywhere!

  13. Fabulous

  14. Very good tesf

  15. Beautifully illustrated story of Munu,. A heartwarming read.

  16. Lovely book all round

  17. A wonderful story with incredibly beautiful illustrations throughout. I really enjoyed reading this to my son.

  18. Great illustrations,

  19. Seeds of the future planet earth are planted now…children imho are the greatest potential asset, guided by fact and factual fiction to rekindle the heart and action for our home, in all of its facets, on earth. Beautiful story.

  20. Fantastic book, my daughter absolutely loves this book. Well done Shirley!

  21. This books amazing. My nephew loves it

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