Describes how a young, shy Clara Barton loved and nurtured animals and plants before her older brother recognized Clara’s gifts and encouraged her to develop her healing skills.
A beautiful story of siblings caring for one another. The book follows the true story of Clara’s growing up years and the foundation of the great nurse and teacher she became!
Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, and Sticks and Stones. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.