My Travels With Clara

Author: Mary Tavener Holmes
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892368808
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My Travels With Clara from the Author: Mary Tavener Holmes. Dutch sea captain Douwe Van der Meer describes his travels throughout Europe in the 1700s with his pet rhinoceros, Clara, who was the first rhinoceros that many Europeans had ever seen.

A Giraffe Goes To Paris

Author: Mary Tavener Holmes
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761455950
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A Giraffe Goes To Paris from the Author: Mary Tavener Holmes. The true story of Belle the giraffe, a gift from the pasha of Egypt to the king of France in 1827, and her 500-mile walk to Paris as told through the imagined words of her devoted Sudanese caretaker, Atir.

Oudry S Painted Menagerie

Author: Mary Morton
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892368896
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Oudry S Painted Menagerie from the Author: Mary Morton. In the 1720s and 1730s, Jean-Baptiste Oudry established himself as the preeminent painter in France of hunts, animals, still lifes, and landscapes. Oudry’s Painted Menagerie focuses on a suite of eleven life-size portraits of exotic animals from the royal menagerie at Versailles, painted by Oudry between 1739 and 1752. These paintings eventually found their way into the ducal collection in Schwerin, Germany. Among them is the magnificent portrait of Clara, an Indian rhinoceros who became a celebrity in mid-eighteenth-century Europe. Her portrait has been out of public view for more than a century, and it is presented here in its newly conserved state.


Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0553522485
Size: 39.16 MB
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Clara from the Author: Emily Arnold McCully. 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 From the Hardcover edition.

The Elephant From Baghdad

Author: Mary Tavener Holmes
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
ISBN: 9780761461111
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The Elephant From Baghdad from the Author: Mary Tavener Holmes. Charlemagne makes friends with an albino elephant, a gift from the caliph of Baghdad

Clara Collet 1860 1948

Author: Deborah McDonald
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780713002416
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Clara Collet 1860 1948 from the Author: Deborah McDonald. This absorbing account of the life and work of Clara Collet, a leading economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the first biography of this remarkable woman and reveals through Collet's diaries her fascinating personal life. An early female university graduate (1880), then teacher, she campaigned for the secondary education provision of girls at a time when it was negligible. Her other major contribution was in raising the status of working-class women, becoming a Commissioner for the Royal Commission on Labour (1892). She was close to the family of Karl Marx, particularly with Eleanor Marx, and with Beatrice Webb. Her enduring friendship with the cult Victorian author George Gissing deeply influenced his writing. Her working relationships with Charles Booth, Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill are also celebrated

Clara Leicester

Author: George de la Poer Beresford
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Clara Leicester from the Author: George de la Poer Beresford.