The Upside Down Clown book cover

The Upside-Down Clown

By Joan Hughes

Illustrated by Rebecca Gavney Driscoll

ISBN: 978-1-942586-04-3


Jason thought the shiny new bicycle that his mom and dad gave him for his seventh birthday was the greatest present he ever received. Then when Jason took an unexpected tumble from his bike, it brought kindly neighbor Gerald Taylor to his aid and began a friendship that turned out to be an even greater gift. One day, as the two were reading together, Gerald showed Jason a book that could bring happiness to those who were sad. Gerald had a name for those sad people: upside-down clowns. He explained that this very special book had the power to turn upside-down clowns right side up again. The book tells the story of Jesus, who brings joy to even the most joyless of people. Those who accept Jesus into their hearts will find comfort in the words expressed in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

32 page hardcover, 8.75 x 10.25 inches


Joan Hughes is a native of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Where she also raised her two sons and three step-children. She currently resides in Monroe, Wisconsin with her husband Don and dog Sadie. She is very involved in her church in Darlington, Wisconsin (Lafayette County Christian Center). This is her second book.