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!

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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.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553522464
Branch Call Number: X599.66 MCCULLY
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 25 x 30 cm


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ArapahoeKati Mar 15, 2017

A fascinating (and somewhat sad) story of a rhino. A bit of history we've forgotten is brought to life.


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