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DiCamillo, Kate

Great Joy

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Frances invites a homeless organ grinder and his monkey to come out of the cold and share the joy of her church's Christmas pageant. DiCamillo's gentle story has all the hallmarks of traditional holiday fare in which a child teaches the adults around her the meaning of Christmas. Ibatoulline's expansive illustrations glow warmly with gold and yellow hues.


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