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The King of Things and the Cranberry Clown

4.55  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A poignant and rollicking fable from the author of Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot!!!--soon to be a movie staring Robin Williams. Known for his knack for cutting through to the pain, truth, and humor of life, Callahan offers a poetic parable that shows the only way to be free is to let go of the false feeling that you run the world. Illustrated.
Hardcover, 92 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by William Morrow & Company
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Tammy
Jul 12, 2013 Tammy rated it really liked it
This was one of my favorite books as a child and sometimes I like to reread it when I have nothing else to do and it puts a smile on my face.
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Jul 30, 2012 Jackie rated it it was amazing
My favorite children's book! =) I'm planning on getting an inspired tattoo one of these days.
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I think this book is a little difficult to understand. Maybe it is for grown-ups.
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Different than what I expected. But also lovely and wise and strange.
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Jul 03, 2007 Willow rated it it was amazing
An important illustrated book about the silliness of material possessions. I think it would be good for children since I liked it when I was one...
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Aug 10, 2007 Kaitlyn rated it really liked it
Striking illustrations. Great moral. This is the reason why simple children's books can sometimes carry a message better than your deepest adult complexities.
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I discovered John Callahan years ago, and this is by far one of most treasured books.
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This is actually amazing, it makes me wanna cry and rhyme at the same time.
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The ending is disappointing. Rather than challenging our cultural assumptions about disability and community, it seems to me to reinforce them.
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John Callahan was a cartoonist who often drew on his struggles (he was a paraplegic and recovering alcoholic) for his humor.
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