DIVerse Families
 
Great Joy

Title

Great Joy

Authors

Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator

Bagram Ibatoulline

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780763629205

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless person

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008; Choices, 2008; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

Christmas story; monkey; organ grinder; music; kind acts

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Great Joy

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