The Clown of God

The Clown of God

eBook - 2018
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This beautiful new edition of Tomie dePaola's 1978 classic retelling of a French legend stars a little juggler whose unique talent leads him to what might be a Christmas miracle. Little Giovanni is poor and homeless, but he can do something wonderful: he can juggle. The people of Sorrento marvel at his talents, and before long, he becomes famous throughout Italy for his rainbow of colored balls that delight the nobility and townspeople alike. But as the years pass, Giovanni grows old, and his talents begin to fail him. No longer a celebrated performer, he is once again poor and homeless, begging for his food. Until one Christmas Eve, when Giovanni picks up his rainbow of colored balls once more. And what happens next just might be a miracle...
Publisher: [S.I.] : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
ISBN: 9781534414280
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Depaola, Tomie
Overdrive Inc


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Dec 20, 2017

As a child I didn't like this story because it made me so sad and so mad at the way the juggler was treated when he got older, but I love it now and Tomie de Paolo is treasure. I love this book.

Jul 05, 2017

This book is powerful testimony to the gifts we are each given by God, and using them well. Makes me cry everytime I read it to my kiddos!


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