The Jester Has Lost His Jingle

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle In this charming tale the Jester awakes one morning to find laughter missing in his kingdom and he and his helpmate Pharley set off on a quest to find it They ultimately discover that not only can

  • Title: The Jester Has Lost His Jingle
  • Author: David Saltzman Maurice Sendak
  • ISBN: 9780964456303
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this charming tale, the Jester awakes one morning to find laughter missing in his kingdom and he and his helpmate, Pharley, set off on a quest to find it They ultimately discover that not only can laughter redeem a weary world, it also can provide the best tonic for anyone facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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    1. This book was self-published by a family whose son, David Saltzman, wrote it before he died of Hodgkin's Disease. I read it to my daughter Katie who had a lot in common in with him; we both cried at the end. Imagine my horror when I read his biography and we realized he died on the day Katie was born.

    2. This book has an incredible "behind the scenes" story that will inspire you. Read about the author, you will be so incredibly glad you did. And then take to heart the lesson he taught through this amazing, one-of-a-kind story!

    3. So I'm reading this book to my 7 year old last night and about half way through I'm trying to decide whether or not to keep going or stop. I'm thinking - wow. I think this book is well-meaning, but in my opinion - it preaches at, frightens and confuses children. Ok, so the Jester gets banished because the King has lost his sense of humor - but why? It never explains. And he comes to the city where he runs into a homeless man who wants to know why he should smile or laugh when he has no job, no m [...]

    4. This book is about a court jester who isn’t able to make the kind laugh anymore. He is banished from the castle and he sets off on a journey to find out where laughter is. First he travels all across that land, looking near and far, high and low, and everywhere else he can think of, for laughter. But he can’t find it anywhere. He travels farther still and finds himself in a big city full of people who are not laughing. He asked a homeless man and a working man, and both tell him that the wor [...]

    5. David Saltzman’s book, “The Jester Has Lost His Jingle,” is an excellent book that teaches children and adults the importance of a positive attitude and laughter. The main character is a Jester that discovers that everyone has lost their sense of humor and he goes on a journey to find out why there is no laughter. My favorite part of the book is when Saltzman writes, “Then it isn’t me at all! It’s the world that must be sick. We must find that sense of humor, and bring it back here q [...]

    6. "David's book gives us a lot to think about. it has cerainly done that for me." -Charles Schulz, Creator of "Peanuts""The Jester Has Lost His Jingle is a magical story that captures the healing power of laughter." -Carol Burnett"David was a natureal craftsman and storyteller. His passionate picture book is issued out of a passionate heart. David's Jester soars with life." -Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are"A sweet fable about a cheerful soul who temporarily loses faith in himself, but ul [...]

    7. The Jester Has Lost His Jingle was written by a young college student by the name of David Saltzman, an English and Art major at Yale. The story centers on a Jester who is banished from the kingdom due to laughter being lost and sets off on an adventure to find laughter and bring it back.The reading is rhythmically alliterative and fun for kids and the illustrations are colorful, those dealing with the kingdom being my favorites. One small shortcoming, being a children's book, is the length of 4 [...]

    8. I can still remember the day that I bought this book. It was at the school book fair when I was in the second grade. The Jester Has Lost His Jingle is the very first book that I picked out and bought by myself. It is a heartwarming tale of a jester who goes out in search of laughter after everyone in his kingdom failed to laugh at his act. He finds the laughter in the hospital room of a little girl with cancer. She was sad at first but after the jester does his act, she lets out a giggle. I love [...]

    9. My children and I really enjoyed this book, and found the rhymes to be fun and the story to be uplifting. It's become a new favorite. It gently broaches the subjects of sadness and sickness in the world, and the healing power of laughter and joy. I really respect what Barbara Saltzman and The Jester & Pharley Phund are doing to keep spreading David Saltzman's message of hope by giving books and cute jester dolls to sick children. I encourage parents to buy a copy for their kids or contribute [...]

    10. This was just the book I needed while I've been dealing with such sad and depressing emotions--all of which I can and should be changing myself. I like the rhyming, the author did a great job with that. I liked the illustrations, the colors, the expressions. It isn't the most fantastic book. But it is the message that hit home the most with me. I liked the lesson within. But I think what really sealed the book as being heartwarming, touching, and impressive was then learning the background of th [...]

    11. I am to read this book to kindergarteners and I don't know how to do it in a cheerful way. It doesn't even explain how he got his jingle back, it just happened? People don't laugh for no reason. I understand the purpose of it but this book is not for early childhood children. But of course I will find a way how to introduce it. I will not read it to my 4 year old, it can wait until he is 10 or something.

    12. The illustrations are alright, the story is written in rhyme, however the story seems rather forced and artificial. This was written by a young man who later died of cancer. That is sad, and perhaps he would have developed into a more accomplished author, but this first effort wasn't so great.

    13. This book will bring tears to your eyes. Our school did a project for the Jester & Pharley program based on this book. Every child should have this book read to them so they remember how they can make a difference in the lives of others.

    14. One of our home library favorites. My son met David Saltzman's parents when he was a wee one of 6. We've been trying to never lose our "Jingle" ever since (although at times it has been misplaced).

    15. If I could give this book a million and one stars, I would. :P It is just such a cute and fun to read story. It teaches so many lessons and is brilliant. I reccommend that everyone buy this book and keep it. ^_^

    16. Rarely, maybe never has a children's book effected me like this one. Open it somewhere you can have a moment to yourself. There are no more where it came from.

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