Emmett Kelly : the greatest clown on earth / Donald McManus.
- 24 of 27 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
- 1 of 1 copy available at Montgomery City Public.
0 current holds with 27 total copies.
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|Montgomery City Public Library||J 921 KEL (Text)||31927000025708||Juvenile Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781612481203
- Physical Description: 48 pages: illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
- Publisher: Kirksville, MO : Truman State University Press ; 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Early years in Cabool, Missouri -- Emmett the young artist -- Discovering Weary Willie -- The big time and a big fire -- The Greatest Show on Earth -- Legacy: Emmett and Willie.
In the early 1900s, the circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in America, and the most popular act was the clown. When the Great Depression caused many Americans to lose their jobs, Emmett Kelly decided to ba a different type of clown--a sad=faced clown who reminded people of their struggles. His character, Weary Willie, inspired people to keep going during hard times. He became the most famous clown in the world.
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