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Clara and Davie

Clara and Davie: The True Story of Young Clara Barton

By Patricia Polacco   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545354776 Hardcover
40 Pages | 10.13" x 8.11" | Ages 3 to 6

The true story of young Clara Barton, the woman who founded 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.

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.