Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone . . . While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent!

by Emily Arnold McCully

1880s: Europeans thought rhinos were mythical beasts, so Captain Van der Meer took his “Clarakin” on tour. She ate so much that sometimes the captain went hungry in order to feed her. Author’s note. Resources. Map. Full-color illustrations rendered in pen-and-ink and watercolor.

ISBN: 9780553522471

JLG Release: July 2016

JLG Member Price

Easy Reading

Grades 1-3


12 books / $14.80 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition with trade jacket added


    Schwartz & Wade

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    11 1/2" x 9 1/2"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.9, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.5, Points: 3


    Level: 730L

    Awards & Honors

    Booklist 2016 Lasting Connections, Social Studies



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