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Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros who Dazzled Kings Inspired Artists and Won the Hearts of Everyone… While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent!

Emily Arnold McCully.
Item #: D12440
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 48 / 2016
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780553522464
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Practically no one in 18th-century Europe had ever seen a rhinoceros, so when Captain Van der Meer returns from India with Clara, the little rhino is a sensation. On an ambitious tour that Van der Meer hopes will enable him to retire, the duo surmounts many challenges and impresses Frederick the Great, Louis XV, and Denis Diderot. When Clara gets sick and loses her famous horn, however, the captain realizes that his love for this gentle animal surpasses any worldly wealth he could obtain. Also the illustrator of the contemporary classic Mirette on the High Wire, Emily Arnold McCully brings authentic historical flavor to her sunny ink and watercolor imagery, resulting in a book for readers 4 to 8 that is "Graceful, expressive, and beautifully composed." (Booklist)

 

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