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Great joy

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In her first picture book, America's beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift. It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street corner outside Frances's apartment. Frances can see them from her window and, sometimes, when it's quiet, she can hear their music. In fact, Frances can't 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 it's Frances's turn to speak, everyone waits silently. But all Frances can think about is the organ grinder's sad eyes -- 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.
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Level 3, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 680L
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Grouped Work ID 687ae4f8-bf5a-82df-7215-1528949c77d3
Grouping Title great joy
Grouping Author dicamillo kate
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-17 09:18:46AM
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auth_author2 Curtin, Jane., Ibatoulline, Bagram,, Ibatoulline, Bagram., Troost, Ernest V.
author Kate DiCamillo
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display_description Just before Christmas, when Frances sees a sad-eyed organ grinder and his monkey performing near her apartment, she cannot stop thinking about them, wondering where they go at night, and wishing she could do something to help.
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Christmas -- Juvenile fiction, DiCamillo, Kate -- Interviews, Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction, Monkeys -- Juvenile fiction, Organ grinders -- Juvenile fiction, Pageants -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books for children, Sympathy -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Great joy
title_full Great Joy!, Great joy / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Great joy [electronic resource] DiCamillo, Kate.
title_short Great joy
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Christmas, DiCamillo, Kate, Homeless persons, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Monkeys, Organ grinders, Pageants, Sympathy