The Jester Has Lost His Jingle
Jester Company, Jan 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
An appealing, uplifting story about laughter, told in bouncy rhyme that captures the imagination of children and adults of every age. A captivating Spanish translation in rhyme by Natalia Aurrecoechea realizes the creative rhythm of the original English in this bilingual English/Spanish edition. The zingy translation makes it a delight for children learning Spanish and those learning English.
Bright, full-color, imaginative illustrations on every page add dimension to this involving tale of a Jester and his scepter Pharley looking everywhere for the laughter that eluded them in the King's court. This N.Y. Times best-selling picture book takes The Jester & Pharley to unexpected places where they hope laughter lurks – the hot desert, snow-covered mountains, steep tree-dotted cliffs, flower-filled meadows, under the sea, deep in the heavens, in a grim city where no one smiles and everyone seems miserable.
But The Jester & Pharley refuse to give up. They can't imagine a world without laughter. Outside a hospital, The Jester reminds Pharley that: It's up to us to make a difference. It's up to us to care. When they meet a little girl who says she just feels like crying because she's been ill, The Jester says: Whenever I feel like crying, I smile hard instead. I turn my sadness upside down and stand it on its head. Soon, the little girl laughs again and with her, The Jester & Pharley discover the secret: Remember where laughter's hiding. It's hiding inside of you!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ergreenb - LibraryThing
This is a book I read a lot when I was younger. It is fun for children to read because of the rhyming scheme, and it is filled with color and nice illustrations. It is about being able to laugh even ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - langerer - LibraryThing
This book begins with the Jester arriving to the King's court to make the people laugh. However, nobody laughs and the King banishes him from the kingdom. The Jester is then determined to find out ... Read full review