Written and illustrated by Quentin Blake

Henry Holt and Co.

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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 he can 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.

Clown is a 1996 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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Praise for Clown

"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

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About the Author

Written and illustrated by Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake is 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.

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Written and illustrated by Quentin Blake


New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year, Book Sense Children's Pick, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805059335
ISBN10: 0805059334
Picture Book
8 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches, 32 pages, Includes color illustrations
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians

Lexile: WBL
AR Quiz Number: 29525 EN
AR Book Level: 4.9
AR Points: 5


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