"His joy is contagious; readers moved by the story's Italian cousin, retold in Tomie dePaola's Clown of God (1978), will also respond to this more formal, polished rendition. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
In this retelling of a medieval French tale, a starving young acrobat, PÇquelÇ, is allowed to join a Franciscan community only if he promises to give up performing.
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