Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

Title: Great Joy
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline
Publisher: Candlewick Press (2017)
ISBN: 9780763649968
 
Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo is a poignant picture book that promotes acceptance, compassion, homelessness and social awareness.
 
It is Christmas and Frances can’t stop thinking about the sad-looking organ grinder and his performing monkey she watches from her apartment. She wonders where they disappear to a night and if she can help them. 

Frances invites the organ grinder to her church where she is performing in a Christmas pageant. When he finally appears she calls out her line “Behold! I bring you tidings of Great Joy!”

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