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  • Published: 15 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780553522464
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $35.00

Clara



This fascinating, informative, and touching picture book by a Caldecott Medalist is based on the true story of an eighteenth-century rhino who toured Europe and started a sensation! Clara is a book sure to fascinate young animal lovers, history buffs in the making, and kids interested in geography, as they follow a rhinoceros on her journey across Europe.

In detailed illustrations, McCully shows Clara being introduced to Louis XV of France, Frederick the Great of Germany, and others willing to pay for a chance to stroke her soft lip. Her owner, a Dutch sea captain, keeps Clara fed (she eats 100 pounds of hay and 30 loaves of bread a day!) and watered (she drinks 14 buckets of water and beer) and takes loving care of her until her death 17 years later.

Winner of the National Parenting Product Award

  • Published: 15 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780553522464
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $35.00

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