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.
Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless person
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Christmas story; monkey; organ grinder; music; kind acts
DiCamillo, Kate, "Great Joy" (2007). Diverse Families. 862.