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The Most Famous Rhinoceros
The Most Famous Rhinoceros

The Most Famous Rhinoceros



32 Pages, 9.5 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: June 2024

ISBN 9781915659101

Rights: US & CA

Otter-Barry Books (Jun 2024)

Price: $19.99


A moving and beautiful story inspired by a work of art, Albrecht Dürer's celebrated woodcut print of the rhinoceros sent from India to Portugal in 1515

Princess Beatrix is excited to meet the amazing one-horned creature that has been sent as a gift to her father, the King of Portugal. Could it be a unicorn?

But the new animal is not a unicorn – it’s a rhinoceros called Genda, who has traveled all the way from India, and Beatrix immediately loves him. She becomes Genda’s friend and protector, and is determined to persuade her father the King that this wild creature should be returned to his jungle home.

This poignant story is inspired by the real rhinoceros depicted in 1515 by Albrecht Dürer in his world-famous woodcut, which can still be seen today.

Author Biography

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up on the tip of southern Africa. Her acclaimed picture books are translated into more than 18 languages and include The Magic Bojabi Tree (illustrated by Piet Grobler), nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award, Zeraffa Giraffa (illustrated by Jane Ray) which is on the Sunday Times' Top 100 children's classics list, My Daddy is a Silly Monkey (with Carol Thompson) published by Otter-Barry Books and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and Tiger Walk, with Jesse Hodgson. Her most recent book is Storm Dragon (with Carol Thompson). She lives in London.

Simona Mulazzani is one of Italy’s leading children’s book illustrators, winner of the Society of Illustrators silver medal, the Italian Andersen Prize and the Emanuele Luzzati Illustration prize. She has illustrated over 90 books including The Home Builders and Tree of Wonder. She lives in Pesaro, Italy.