The Man Who Loved Clowns Author:June Rae Wood Delrita likes being invisible. If no one notices her, then no one will notice her uncle Punky either. Punky is a grown man with a childs mind. Delrita loves him dearly and cant stand people making fun of his Downs syndrome. But when tragedy strikes, Delritas quiet lifeand Punkysare disrupted forever. ... more »Can she finally learn to trust others, for her own sake and Punkys? This story captures the joy and sorrow that come when we open our hearts to love. Winner of the Mark Twain Award Winner of the William Allen White Award« less
This book was a real tear jerker, we read it in sixth grade with my social studies teacher (not for a social studies class though, obviously), and I wasn't expecting it to be good. But from the minute that I opened that book I could hardly put it down to go to my next class, it's about a girl whose Uncle is mentally handicapped, and it's her story of how life is. She can't bring home any friends without him scaring them off, and she can't live a normal life because of him; but she loves him undoubtedly. If reading this book, be ready to cry, and to laugh, because the times they have together is what caught me onto this book.