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Publisher's Summary

In this retelling of the old French legend, Giovanni, a once-famous juggler now old and penniless, gives one last, unforgettable performance on Christmas Eve.

©1978 Harcourt (P)1982 Weston Woods

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Excellent, but not a young children’s story

This feels like a legend or an old fairy tale (pre-Disney). It involves the span of life, suffering and some catholic mysticism. It’s rather surprising from the Strega Nona author, but there is a similar feel.