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The Last True Clown

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 15



Appeared in

Kids' Night In

Story Summary

In a foreign state where the circus has been banned, Benno, the Great Birdman, still trains young trapeze artists in a clandestine big top. But his greatest admirer, his son, seems more suited to being a clown. When Benno is taken in a government raid, Peppito, the last true clown, offers to train young Jonno as a warrior clown with the promise that he will have the power to topple the government that took his father.