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Great Joy

Title

Great Joy

Authors

Kate DiCamillo

Illustrator

Bagram Ibatoulline

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780763629205

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless person

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

single mother

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

Great Joy

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