Emblem that appears on Klutz books

Klutz is a publishing company started in Palo Alto, California in 1977. It was acquired by Nelvana in April 2000,[1][2] and became a subsidiary of Scholastic Inc. in 2002. The first Klutz book was a how-to guide titled Juggling for the Complete Klutz, which came provided with juggling beanbags attached in a mesh bag. The book was created by three friends who graduated from Stanford University: Darrell Lorentzen, John Cassidy, and B.C. Rimbeaux.[3] Since then, the company has continued to specialize in activity-driven books sold along with other items needed for the activity. Not all the books are about developing a skill; there has also been a geography book containing, among other physical attachments, packets of rice corresponding to the average daily caloric intake among the poorest people of the world. Many of their books are spiral bound and teach various crafts. The items needed are usually included with the book, e.g. the juggling guide. The Klutz credo is: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.[4]

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  1. ^ Nelvana Limited (12 April 2000). "Nelvana to Acquire Klutz for U.S. $74 Million". PR Newswire.
  2. ^ "Nelvana Acquires Klutz". Publishers Weekly. April 2000.
  3. ^ Thirty Years of Klutz: From Juggling John to Chicken Socks from the Klutz Insider newsletter 2007
  4. ^ Klutz History on official website