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Extended Audio Sample Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross Audiobook, by Augusta Stevenson Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Augusta Stevenson Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538463062
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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 Childhoods 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 11/3/2010

    " Not the version I read as a kid, although I do think it was written by Stevenson (orig. published in 1962). One of the first biographies I read, and I remember I really enjoyed it. Would love to find the version I read and read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 7/11/2009

    " Easy read - flows easily. This book tells the story of Clara Barton from childhood to adulthood. IT mixes between narrative and dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/6/2008

    " I enjoyed reading biographies way back in the 4th grade. this is not the version that I read. I couldn't find it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 6/3/2006

    " I thought this was a very fun book to read. I thought it was very fun because they explained what happend in her life from when she was born to when she died. "

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About the Author

Augusta Stevenson was a prolific author who taught in the Indianapolis public schools during the early twentieth century. She wrote over four hundred books and is best known for her series, Childhood of Famous Americans.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”