Clara and Davie
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Clara was a child like no other. Animals and flowers were her best friends. The true story of young Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross.
Animals and flowers were Clara's best friends. She had a special way with critters and found joy in the beauty that sprang from the soil. But whenever Clara talked, her words didn't come out right. As hard as she tried, she could not get over her lisp. Still, Clara's older brother Davie understood that his sister was gifted. When folks made fun of Clara's stilted words, Davie was always at her side reminding her that she had a talent for healing creatures. Davie told his sister, "Some day you are going to be a very great lady."
And that's exactly what happened. Clara Barton became one of the most famous medical practitioners of all time, and founded the American Red Cross. This beautiful picture book biography from author/illustrator Patricia Polacco introduces kids to the childhood of a pioneering American health care worker, and celebrates the power of one devoted sibling to lift up a girl so that she can do great things.
4 - 8 years
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"The author's endnote details Barton's adult accomplishments in the medical field and her founding of the American Red Cross. Polacco's characteristic mixed-media illustrations are lively and evocative, and the winter scenes are especially appealing. This heartwarming story of sibling devotion and overcoming obstacles will whet readers' interest and lead them to further study."
-- Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, School Library Journal
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