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Great Joy

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Great Joy
Written by Kate DiCamillo
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763629205
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Great Joy

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline

It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street corner outside Francesís apartment. Frances can see them from her window and, sometimes, when itís quiet, she can hear their music. In fact, Frances canít stop thinking about them, especially after she sees the man and his monkey sleeping outside on the cold street at midnight. When the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, and itís Francesís turn to speak, everyone waits silently. But all Frances can think about is the organ grinderís sad eyes ó until, just in time, she finds the perfect words to share. Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo pairs once again with acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline as she presents a timeless story of compassion and joy.

In her first picture book, Americaís beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift.
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0763629200 /  9780763629205
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Holidays & Celebrations; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor winner; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; and four books starring Mercy Watson, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Minneapolis.
illustrator’s comments:
Bagram Ibatoulline is the illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, as well as The Serpent Came to Gloucester by M. T. Anderson, Hana in the Time of the Tulips by Deborah Noyes, The Animal Hedge by Paul Fleischman, The Nightingale retold by Stephen Mitchell, and Crossing by Philip Booth. He lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.
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