Great Joy

By Ibatoulline, Bagram

Publishers Summary:
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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ISBN
978-0-76362-920-5
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2007

K-Gr 2 Frances worries about the organ grinder and his monkey who stand across from her apartment all day, in all kinds of bad weather, and even sleep outside. On the day she is to perform in a Christmas play at her church, she impulsively invites him to come; it is only when he finally makes his appearance that she can call out her one line, Behold! I bring you tidings of Great Joy! The plotline is simplicity itself, and the text lacks any sentimentality or fluff, all...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Frances invites a homeless organ grinder and his monkey to come out of the cold and share the joy of her church's Chri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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