Clown by Quentin Blake

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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.

Best Illustrated Book of 1996, New York Times Book Review

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About Quentin Blake

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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.
Published March 15, 1996 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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One glamorous woman flings Clown out a window draped with elegant purple curtains, and, after Clown escapes a guard dog, its punkish owner pitches him high into the sky, where his beanbag-loose silhouette soars above a bleak city backdrop.

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In this tragicomic, wordless picture book, a discarded clown doll escapes from a garbage can, and endeavors to rescue his fellow toys from the trash.

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