My Travels with Clara by Mary Tavener Holmes
  

My Travels with Clara

Written by Mary Tavener Holmes
Illustrated by Jon Cannell

Synopsis

My Travels with Clara by Mary Tavener Holmes

A life-size portrait of the famous rhinoceros named Clara is the massive centerpiece of the Getty Museum's exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie . In her honour, the Getty has produced My Travels with Clara , a picture book for children that tells the true story of this five-thousand-pound animal and her owner, an eighteenth-century Dutch sea captain. My Travels with Clara begins in India, where Clara was born, and follows this amazing animal and her owner through their exploits in Berlin (where she met Frederick the Great), Paris (where she was a sensation and inspired rhinoceros hairdos), Versailles (where she met Louis XV and had her portrait painted), Rome (where she lost her horn), and finally Venice (where Clara joined in the annual Carnival). This is a delightful story for children ages eight and up.

Reviews

Bronze medalist in 2007 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for Non-Fiction Picture Book This charming picture book captures the childhood feeling of awe during that maiden voyage to the zoo and the realization that there are creatures larger than we are. . . . This brief journey back in time brings a present-day immediacy to the feeling of wonder that animals inspire in us all. -Shelf-Awareness Bronze medalist in 2007 Moonbeam Children s Book Awards for Non-Fiction Picture Book iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product of 2007 This charming picture book captures the childhood feeling of awe during that maiden voyage to the zoo and the realization that there are creatures larger than we are. . . . This brief journey back in time brings a present-day immediacy to the feeling of wonder that animals inspire in us all. Shelf-Awareness Bronze medalist in 2007 Moonbeam Children s Book Awards for Non-Fiction Picture Book This charming picture book captures the childhood feeling of awe during that maiden voyage to the zoo and the realization that there are creatures larger than we are. . . . This brief journey back in time brings a present-day immediacy to the feeling of wonder that animals inspire in us all. Shelf-Awareness

About the Author

Mary Tavener Holmes is an independent scholar from New York who specialises in French eighteenth-century paintings and drawings. She is the author of numerous publications, including Nicolas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain and A Magic Mirror: The Portrait in France, 1700-1900, with George T. M. Shackelford. Jon Cannell is the owner of Jon Cannell Design and Illustration. He has worked for such clients as Starbucks Coffee Company, Chronicle Books, the Harvard Business Review, and UNICEF.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Mary Tavener Holmes
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Publisher

J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US an imprint of Getty Trust Publications

Publication date

10th September 2007

ISBN

9780892368808


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