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A Barrel of Laughs

(1995)
A Vale of Tears
A collection of stories by

 
 
'Prince Roger sets out eagerly on a quest and finds a few adventures, a lot of friends, a damsel or two in distress (not!) and himself, in the end. A 'carrier of joy' whose mere presence causes everyone to laugh uncontrollably, Roger finds cruelty and kindness equally amusing, and expects his quest to be a lark. It's anything but: As Roger passes through the Forever Forest, nearly starves at the Dastardly Divide, sees people at their worst in the Valley of Vengeance, and temporarily despairs in the Mountains of Malice, he sobers up, learns to care for others, becomes an expert peacemaker, does Good Deeds, and falls in love with Lady Sadie, who says what she thinks as she repeatedly saves his bacon.' - K. 'Feiffer's worldly-wise, confiding tone and sense of the absurd are highly congenial, and the drawings are a vintage Feiffer delight.' - Publishers Weekly.
100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1995 (NY Public Library)

    

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March 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Barrel Of Laughs, A Vale Of Tears (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jules Feiffer
ISBN: 0-613-06511-5 / 978-0-613-06511-5 (USA edition)
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April 1998 : USA Turtleback
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Title: A Barrel of Laughs: A Vale of Tears
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ISBN: 0-606-13181-7 / 978-0-606-13181-0 (USA edition)
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October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears
Author(s): Jules Feiffer
ISBN: 0-06-205098-2 / 978-0-06-205098-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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September 1995 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears
Author(s): Jules Feiffer
ISBN: 0-06-205099-0 / 978-0-06-205099-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

March 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears
Author(s): Jules Feiffer
ISBN: 0-06-205926-2 / 978-0-06-205926-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears
Author(s): Jules Feiffer
ISBN: 0-7887-5344-4 / 978-0-7887-5344-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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