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Jingle the Christmas Clown Paperback – October 5, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (October 5, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698116690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698116696
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,970,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.
It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.
He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his ""singular attainment in children's literature,"" the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his ""continued distinguished contribution,"" and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.
Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:
- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon K. Maher on May 8, 2007
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Tomie De Paola's books never disappoint. This is no exception. As always, thought-provoking and delightful.
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By Catholic Mom on December 2, 2013
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such a cute little story about a little boy who is a clown. His job is take care of the circus baby animals. There is some Italian in there! Advent or Christmas Book!
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By Persop on July 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
A delightful fantasy. If started young it could be a book children could yearly enjoy. It presents a practical scenario plus one of hope and innovation. A child's and adult's perspective. The third view is the decimated town
continuing generosity and efforts.
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By F. Araujo on January 9, 2010
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Fast delivery, and the book was in excellent condition, as stated. The price was right, too. I would definitely purchase other books from this seller.
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