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Molly Brown is Not a Clown

by (author) Linda Rogers

illustrated by Rick VanKrugel

Ronsdale Press
Initial publish date
May 1996
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    Publish Date
    May 1996
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Once again Linda Rogers and Rick Van Krugel have teamed up to create a zany adventure story. Molly Brown's mum is a clown, but Molly longs desperately for normalcy, including ordinary dinners and regular hours. And most of all, Molly longs for her vanished father.

Molly's frenetic search for her missing father draws her Chinese-Canadian friend Trouper into an adventure that leaves readers laughing over the duo's escapades, appalled at the risks desperate children undertake, and moved by the love that ultimately binds friends and family together. One of the first children's books to deal with the impact of AIDS on family life.

About the authors

Linda Rogers is a poet passionately engaged with existence whose poems resonate a subterranean logic and the music of deep mindfulness. In Homing: New & Selected Poems she returns again and again to the unquiet ground of the theatre of life. A singular and uncompromising awareness of suffering and joy, hope and despair, the arc of naked dreams and the sense of community, informs her three decades of writing and numerous published collections. In Homing Rogers has included representative poems from previous volumes –– social poems, introspective poems, both thoughtful and exuberant –– as well as new work. The sequence is consistent and steadfast like a slow-moving train of perception through the world of time. Linda Roger’s poems sing with a compassion and concern for social justice that elevates the spirit and massages the mind. Homing is a delicate and deliberate portrait of one poet’s chronicle of residence on planet earth.

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Rick Van Krugel is a blues musician and illustrator. Rick and his wife, Linda Rogers, perform songs and stories at schools, libraries and festivals all over the map. They have four children and two grandchildren.

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