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The Jester Has Lost His Jingle

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, by David Saltzman -- highly recommended
The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, by David Saltzman Although this book is rated for children ages 4-8, this is one of those books like  The Clown of God  that everybody should read, whether or not you have children. In this case, especially if you or a loved...
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Clowning for Christ

Clowning for Christ, by Randy Christiansen
Clowning for Christ – Revised, by Randolph J. Christensen I first heard about Randy Christenson years ago, reading the original Clown Ministry Handbook by Janet Litherland. Randy was one of the ‘featured clowns’ in the book, and I was very intrigued. Randy has been very active in clown...
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Fool of the Kingdom

Fool of the Kingdom: How to Be an Effective Clown Minister by Philip D. Noble
Fool of the Kingdom: How to Be an Effective Clown Minister by Philip D. Noble Editorial Reviews Midwest Book Review:   True clowns of God aren’t known by their big red noses or floppy shoes — they’re known by their hearts. In Fool Of The Kingdom, Philip Noble...
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My First Magic Book

My First Magic Book
My First Magic Book by Lawrence Leyton Hardcover, 48 pages, 13.31″ x 0.44″ x 10.38″, (September 1993) Synopsis of My First Magic Book  What does this book have to do with clowning anyway?  That’s probably the first question running through your mind. The answer is, not much —...
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Be a Clown: Techniques from a Real Clown

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Be a Clown: Techniques from a Real Clown (Quick Starts for Kids!) by Ron Burgess, Heather Barberie (Illustrator), Ron Phillips Paperback – 63 pages (Editor’s note:  this book should not be confused with  Turk Pipkin’s Be A Clown (complete with nose)  nor  Mark Stolzenberg’s Be A Clown, and...
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Face Painting from Klutz Press

Face Painting from Klutz Press - rated 4 out of 5 clowns
Face Painting from Klutz Press A basic, but well-done, book on face painting. It serves as a very good introduction to the topic, with excellent advice, and lots of useful colorful photographs. It includes over 83 examples of face painting, both small designs (cheek & hand art) and...
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Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals, by Aaron Hsu-Flanders
Balloon Animals / Book With Pump and Balloons, by Aaron Hsu-Flanders  This was actually the first book I ever read about making balloon animals. It has much to recommend it; it comes with some balloons (though you’ll need more; balloon twisting is a  pop  art, after all), and...
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I Want to be A Clown

Book Review - I Want to be a Clown, by Ivan Bulloch & Diane James
Book review – I Want to be A Clown – a children’s book introducing clowning I Want to be A Clown, by Ivan Bulloch and Diane James I Want to be A Clown  is a short (32 pages) book  for children, aimed at introducing them to clowning. It...
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Shakespeare’s Clowns

David Wiles - Shakespeare's Clowns - Actor and text in the Elizabethan playhouse
Book Description of  Shakespeare’s Clowns – Actor and text in the Elizabethan playhouse by David Wiles This book argues that a professional Elizabethan theatre company always contained one actor known as ‘the clown’. Its focus is Will Kemp, clown to the Chamberlain’s Men from 1594 to 1599 and...
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