I was browsing children’s books at B&N today and I came across The Clown of God by Tomi dePaola. I remembered reading it many years ago and it making me cry. It still works.
I thought of getting it for my kids, but I don’t think they’re quite old enough yet for a bedtime story where the main character dies at the end, and their father bawls his eyes out every time he reads it.
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My dad got this book for Sadie a few years ago, it’s one of our favorites. And you’re right — it does the trick every time. If only more people would read this book…
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