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In a bovine world where success comes to those who push and shove, gentle Clarissa wonders if she will ever be anything but the last cow through the barnyard gate. She wishes that just once she could be the special cow, admired like beautiful Tessy, praised like bossy Fiona.
Then one hot August day, Clarissa makes a brave decision and proves to herself and everybody else that she is no ordinary cow, that she too is a winner.
Illustrator Itoko Maeno traveled to Wisconsin's dairyland to study its barns and barnyards, its fairgrounds and flowers, its chickens, pigs, Holsteins and Guernseys. In a remote pasture in Sheboygan county, she discovered the real-life model for Clarissa, grazing contentedly, unaware that her unique face was about to make her a star.
Clarissa is a story about recognizing the unique and special qualities in each of us. It is a story for every child who has wondered about his or her own value and place in the world. It is a story for parents who want their children to cherish their worth and courageously take risks to reach their dreams.
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In its second printing, this is one of our all-time bestsellers.About the Author:
The author, Carol Talley, writes fiction and nonfiction for children, as well as instructional material for teachers. In addition to Papa Piccolo, she has written three other books for MarshMedia, Clarissa, Hana's Year, and Gumbo Goes Downtown. She lives in Herman, Missouri.
Itoko Maeno is the illustrator of more than two dozen children's books, including Papa Piccolo, Amazing Mallika, Molly's Magic, Plato's Journey, and Thank You, Meiling. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she received a B.A. in graphic design from Tama Art University. Since her arrival in the United States in 1982, Maeno has focused on watercolor illustration. This award-winning illustrator is the subject of Meet the Artist: Itoko Maeno, produced by Marsh Film Enterprises, Inc.
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Book Description Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications - MarshMedia, Kansas City, MO, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Maeno, Itoko (illustrator). PICTURE BKS/Bijou-New tall, thin hardcover in a new jacket. blue w/white lettering Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # Aug10-16ahb3
Book Description Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications - MarshMedia, 1992. Condition: New. Itoko Maeno (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # MB00ZQBIE3S
Book Description Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications - MarshMedia, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX1559420146
Book Description Self-Esteem and Self Respect Publications - MarshMedia. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1559420146 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0647533