Molly Brown is Not a Clown

Molly Brown is Not a Clown

Molly Brown is Not a Clown

by Linda Rogers; illustrations by Rick Van Krugel


  • Autumn 1996
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-39-5 (0-921870-39-6)
  • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Trade Paperback, 130 pages
  • Children’s Literature

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.

“In a world of children’s books of chewed-up pablum, this is one where the words sing.”
— Diane Rhenisch, School Principal

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