The Farmer and the Clown

The Farmer and the Clown Cover
A wordless book in which a farmer rescues a baby clown who has bounced off the circus train...
978-1-4424-9744-3 | Beach Lane Books, Simon & Schuster
Farmer Trilogy Covers

Part One of The Farmer Books
“A Love Story in Three Parts”



School Library Journal
“... a tender look at light and shadow, the joy and comfort in companionship, the lift that laughter provides, and the friendship possible among generations (and species). Lovely.”
“Frazee—a virtuoso of mood and line—takes the surly farmer through bafflement, contemplativeness and true affection. The beauty of an unexpected visit, done beautifully.”
Publishers Weekly
“A gorgeously executed account of the power of companionship and compassion.”
Horn Book
“Appearances can be deceiving in this superb wordless book...”
Children’s Bookshelf
“In this wordless masterpiece, Marla Frazee depicts a life-altering meeting between a farmer and a clown... Frazee takes us on an emotional journey that neither farmer, nor clown—nor reader—will ever forget.”
“Frazee imbues her simple story with the immediacy and pathos of a short silent film...”
New York Times Book Review
“Frazee’s perfect pacing of images and use of negative space, light and shadow is true poetry.”
Washington Post
“Joyful, tender and triumphant, without a word spoken, this is storytelling at its finest.”


Farmer And Clown Introduction