The Man Who Loved Clowns

The Man Who Loved Clowns

by June Rae Wood
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The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood

Delrita likes being invisible. If no one notices her, then no one willnotice her uncle Punky either. Punky is a grown man with a child's mind. Delrita loves him dearly and can't stand people making fun of his Down's syndrome. But when tragedy strikes, Delrita's quiet life—and Punky's—are disrupted forever. Can she finally learn to trust others, for her own sake and Punky's? This story captures the joy and sorrow that come when we open our hearts to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142404225
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/21/2005
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 381,251
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

June Rae Wood is a bestselling author of books for young readers. Her best-known novel, The Man Who Loved Clowns (1992), about a man with Down syndrome, was partly based on her much-loved younger brother, Richard, and has done much to further understanding of people with Down syndrome. The book was awarded the 1995 Mark Twain Award in Missouri and the 1995 William Allen White Award in Kansas. Ms. Wood is the 1999 recipient of the Edgar Wolfe Literary Award presented by the Friends of the Library in Kansas City, Kansas.

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The Man Who Loved Clowns 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Merrie McGrath More than 1 year ago
This book is an inspirational story about a young girl and her uncle 'Punky' who has downs syndrome. This story can happen in real life you never know whats going to happen in this world we live in. This book is kinda sad i mean I cried a little when i read this book I hope you read this book and pass on the word about this amazing book!
Rivie More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this in elementary, and I loved it. I had forgotten the name of the book so for 9 years I had been looking for it and I finally found it. I really recommend this book for young kids, preferably in elementary.
VirtuousWomanKF More than 1 year ago
Often times I ask people what their favorite book is and what impact it had on them. Several weeks ago, "The Man Who Loved Clowns" was mentioned and so I checked it out. First of all, this is a preteen read, perfect for an upper elementary teacher to read to their classroom and discuss. This is a great story capturing joy, sorrow, and the struggles of growing up; cliques, judgement and acceptance. This is an inspiring book and a great one to share with the next generation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ive ever read!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing tale of how a teenage girl copes with the loss of her parents and as if that isnt enough, her beloved uncle punky who has downs syndrome. If you want more, the sequels called turtle on a fence post.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a second one but not in the barns and noble store its called turtle on a fence post. I have not yet read it but it sounds good. I can definitly relate to this book because my brother has downs syndrom. I love him with all my heart though he is four years older than me. I am 13 and i am so tired of people using the "R" word. One time we were at my other brothers hockey game and he came up to me and said "Bella, (not my real name) what does retarded mean?" I about bursted in to tears. Sorry for my story. Get the word out, spread the word to end the word because the R word hurts. - Thanks
85ans More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! Definitely one of my favorites, I fell in love with it when I was in the 4th grade..now I'm 29 yrs old & still read it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried a whole bunch ( not bcuz its sad... bcuz theyre such good characters and u get to 'know'them so well)
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I read this book with my class and teacher all together and we always beg for more!!!! I suggest you read this book and NEVER put it down!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book I can not put down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i will never forget it
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This book has a wonderful (and depressing) story inside and you have to get into the book to really understand this book well. The only thing that I don't like about this story is wherever you stop, it's a cliff hanger and it leaves me begging for more. This book is about this girl who feels invisible and is okay with that, mainly because she is trying to hide Punky, who has down syndrome, and doesn't understand. She is happy with her life until there is a major accident at Silver Doller City, that turns her life upside down. I hope you decide to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book and a must read for anyone knowing a special needs person. Just make sure you have a box of tissues nearby. Warms the soul!
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Valerie Ramirez More than 1 year ago
i love this book. couldn't put it down.