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This is a magnificent book. I first encountered The Clown of God in college, during a course on spirituality and developmental psychology
This is a magnificent book. and the beautiful pictures bring the story to life. The children who hear it always want me to read it again. I first encountered The Clown of God in college, during a course on spirituality and developmental psychology. It tells the story of a poor beggar boy who finds joy and fame in his juggling - and surprising blessings as well. dePaola does an excellent job adapting this "old story" to medieval Italy; the setting fits the story like a glove. The delightful illustrations bring the story to life.
Thomas Anthony "Tomie" dePaola /ˈtɒmi dəˈpaʊlə/ (born September 15, 1934) is an American writer and illustrator who has created more than 260 children's books such as Strega Nona. He received the Children's Literature Legacy Award for his lifetime contribution to American children's literature in 2011.
The author has several books with religious themes without being religion books. The story is heartwarming, and yet still brings me to tears all these years later, after so many reads. Every once in a while I discover it again somewhere, and find to my delight that it's still as compelling, and emotionally charged as it was back when I first watched it in 1982. It's not often a story can stay with you like that, for more than 30 years. To discover that this tale is actually an old one, and then to further find the story told in a children's book by Tomie dePaola is priceless.
The Clown of God book. 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
Stories for kids presents, "The Clown of God".
Stories for kids presents, "The Clown of God". Giovanni was an orphan boy who was a great juggler. These all time great picture books can be used as bedtime stories, stories to watch while in the car, or for general entertainment. BeachBabyBob retells over 100 of the best stories ever from his years as an primary elementary school teacher and used story activities to make his students love school and be smarter humans.
Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue.
By (author) Paola De Tomie. Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He is also the recipient of the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children
Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He's been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue,The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
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Title from data sheet. Based on: The clown of God, told and illustrated by Tomie de Paola. Issued also as filmstrip. Presents an Italian folktale about a poor juggler who returns in his old age to the city of his birth, where he takes refuge in the church on Christmas Eve. He offers his only gift to a statue of the Christ Child and a miracle occurs. Intended audience: Kindergarten through intermediate grades.
Maggie and the Monster By TOMIE DE PAOLA ELIZABETH WINTHROP.