Clown by Quentin BlakeClown by Quentin Blake


byQuentin BlakeIllustratorQuentin Blake

Paperback | October 25, 2001

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One day, Clown is thrown into the trash, but he doesn’t stay there long.

He tries to find someone to take care of his friends, but no one listens.

Then Clown finds someone hecan take care of, and together, they make a home for everyone.

Follow the fortunes of Clown-- who starts in a garbage can and ends up in a happy family-- in this perfectly pitched picture book.

Master illustrator Quentin Blake has created an irrepressible character, an action-filled plot, and an eloquent story that can be read on several levels-- all without the use of a single word.

Best Illustrated Book of 1996, New York Times Book Review

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Quentin Blakeis best known for his work with Roald Dahl. Between them they produced such classics as The Witches, The BFG, and Matilda. In 1981 he was awarded both the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Children’s Book Award, and in 1988 the Order of the British Empire.
Title:ClownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.56 × 8.62 × 0.11 inPublished:October 25, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0805059334

ISBN - 13:9780805059335

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from language barrier free book we first saw this book in our public library and my daughter just loved it. We now got our own one and she loves to "read" it as a bedtime story. Everybody in our family "reads" the book a little different. And since it's just pictures even our smalest one can "read" it out loud.
Date published: 2014-08-15

From Our Editors

A discarded yet irrepressible toy clown goes on a quest through the city to find a home for himself and his family of unwanted stuffed animals. Full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

“This story in mime unfolds with lots of action and quiet charm. The deft line drawings, tinted with watercolor washes, indicate character traits and emotions with great sensitivity to form, movement, and detail.” --Booklist