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.
Why we like it: Imagine crowds of people seeing a rhinoceros for the first time! Readers, young and old, will be charmed by the kind and gentle friendship that blossoms between Clara and the Captain who owns her. An Author’s Note provides additional, in-depth information about Clara and maps outline Clara’s traveling adventures by land and sea. Clara is sure to become everyone’s favorite rhino story.