The Clown of God

by Mary Ann

The Clown of God by Tomie DePaola

In this retelling of the old French legend, a juggler offers to the Christ Child the only Christmas gift he has. “The full-color pictures with subtle tonal modulations are an integral part of the design of the lumious pages full of movement and vitality. The Italianate aspects of the setting are beautifully realized.

Author: Tomie DePaola

Website for Tomie DePaola

Other books by Tomie DePaola

The author is also the illustrator.

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Online Units and Resources for The Clown of God

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Why are we featuring this book?

The Clown of God is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for The Clown of God. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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