Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross: The Childhood of Famous Americans Series

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Augusta Stevenson

Narrated By: Marguerite Gavin

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2010

Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes


Young Clara Barton is shy and lonely in her early days at boarding school. She is snubbed by the other girls because she doesn't know how to talk to them. But when she gets an opportunity to assist the local doctor, her shyness disappears, and Clara begins to discover her true calling as a nurse. When her beloved dog, Patch, is run over by a wagon, Clara nurses him back to health. Clara will grow up to become the founder of the American Red Cross and the most famous woman in America! Geared for children ages eight and up, the Childhood of Famous Americans series is lively and inspirational, an ideal way to sweep today’s young reader into the era of America's historical heroes.

“This excellent biography makes the life of young Clara Barton accessible and interesting to young readers….The narrator of this audio title reads the book clearly and slowly."—Looking Glass Children’s Book Review