Title: The Clown of God: an old story told and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Author: Tomie dePaola [de Paola]
Description: Inscribed by Tomie on the flyleaf featuring the Storyteller's Note. First printing with HBJ's statement for first printings (1973-1983): "First edition/BCDEFGHIJK". Short gift inscription on ffep. Dust jacket has a small chip out of the bottom edge of the front panel; not price clipped ($8.95); in an archival mylar sleeve. 48 unnumbered pages. 11.25 x 8.75 inches.
A once-famous Italian juggler, now old and a beggar, gives one final performance--the only gift he had to offer, before a statue of the Madonna and her Child on the Eve of Christmas. A miraculous transformation occurs.
Thomas "Tomie" dePaola (1934-2020) was a much lauded American writer and illustrator of children's books. He was educated at the Pratt Institute and at the California College of Arts and Crafts, and pursued a career that spanned more than half a century. In 2011, he received the Children's Literature Legacy Award for his lifetime contribution to American children's literature.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Place: New York and London
Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, legends, folklore, Italy, jugglers, juggling,
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