In this charming tale, The Jester awakes one morning to find laughter missing in his kingdom. So he and his helpmate, Pharley, “a piece of talking wood,” 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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