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.

No Baggage

Author: Clara Bensen
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1743583753
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No Baggage from the Author: Clara Bensen.

Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energetic university professor with a reputation for bucking convention. They barely know each other’s last names when they agree to set out on a risky travel experiment spanning eight countries and three weeks. The catch? No hotel reservations, no plans and, best of all, no baggage.

No Baggage will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike—it’s at once a romance, a travelogue and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: how do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? Can you love someone without the need for labels and commitment? Is it possible to truly leave your baggage behind?

One dress, three weeks, eight countries—zero baggage.

Clara Bensen originally came to the public's attention with her Salon article from 2013, entitled ‘The craziest OkCupid date ever’. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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.

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


Author: Clara Parkes
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129394
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Knitlandia from the Author: Clara Parkes. A New York Times Bestseller Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes’s rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: Chasing a Legend in Taos Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you’ve committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.

Clara S Grand Tour

Author: Glynis Ridley
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802142337
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Clara S Grand Tour from the Author: Glynis Ridley. The author chronicles the adventures of Clara, a three-ton rhinoceros who became the toast of Europe, seen by royalty and ordinary folk alike on a spectacular series of tours across the continent during the mid-eighteenth century. Reprint.


Author: Emily Arnold McCully
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0553522485
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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.


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Adventure Cats

Author: Laura J. Moss
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523500557
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Adventure Cats from the Author: Laura J. Moss. Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)