Clara and Davie
Bestselling author Patricia Polacco's newest picture book is a tribute to her ancestor, Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. As a young girl, shy Clara had a special way with nurturing animals and she found joy in the beauty that sprang from the soil. But whenever Clara had to talk to people, her words didn't come out right. As hard as she tried, she could not get over her lisp. Clara's older brother Davie recognized Clara's gifts and encouraged her to develop her healing skills. When people made fun of Clara's stilted words, Davie was always at her side reminding her that she had a talent for healing creatures and that one day she was going to be a very great lady. Ages 6 to 10.