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Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda - Alicia Potter, Melissa Sweet When you have read a lot of children's nonfiction as I have, you might start to think you've heard all the good stories. Then a book like Mrs. Harkness and the Panda arrives at your door and you happily learn there are many more stories to tell.Ruth Harkness never expected to venture very far away from her comfortable home. But then her husband died and she felt a need to carry on his work, to find and bring a panda home to America. The reader will love following Mrs. Harkness' difficult journey, beautifully illustrated with cartoon panels of conversations and actual photographs of Mrs. Harkness and her panda, maps of the journey and real postcards of old Ch