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Great Joy

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Publisher Comments:

In her first picture book, America's beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift.

It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street corner outside Frances's apartment. Frances can see them from her window and, sometimes, when it's quiet, she can hear their music. In fact, Frances can't stop thinking about them, especially after she sees the man and his monkey sleeping outside on the cold street at midnight. When the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, and it's Frances's turn to speak, everyone waits silently. But all Frances can think about is the organ grinder's sad eyes — until, just in time, she finds the perfect words to share. Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo pairs once again with acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline as she presents a timeless story of compassion and joy.

Review:

"With spot-on storytelling rhythms and pacing, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth from a most unlikely image. Frances is so preoccupied by the hard-luck organ grinder and monkey she can see from her apartment window that it's hard to focus on the fast-approaching church Christmas pageant. It's not until the man and monkey make their way to the performance (at Frances's invitation) that her words, 'Behold! I bring you tidings of great joy,' make perfect sense to her. Ibatoulline's (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane) WWII-era scenes have a subdued yet comforting glow, illuminated by streetlamps and stage lights. Ages 4-8. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The plotline is simplicity itself, and the text lacks any sentimentality or fluff, allowing the acrylic paintings, reminiscent of Norman Rockwell's work in their warmth and realism, to enrich and expand the story." School Library Journal

Review:

"This simple but powerful story will indeed bring the reader great joy." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

In her first picture book, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo reunites with acclaimed artist Ibatoulline, illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, to offer readers a timeless holiday story of compassion and joy.

Synopsis:

In this "New York Times" bestseller, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth ("Publishers Weekly," starred review). Full color.

Synopsis:

From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season.

The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures in the Christmas tradition. Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park has taken the brief biblical references to the three as the starting point for a new story. In it we meet a boy who is learning his fatherand#8217;s trade; a man who gathers resin from certain trees; a merchant in the marketplace; and three strangers in brightly colored robes who are shopping for a gift for a baby. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline with exquisite paintings, this simple, moving tale of ordinary people involved in an extraordinary event brings new resonance to the well-known gift list of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Includes an authorand#8217;s note.

Synopsis:

In her first picture book, Americas beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo

reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift.

It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on

the street corner outside Francess apartment. Frances can see them from

her window and, sometimes, when its quiet, she can hear their music. In fact, Frances cant stop thinking about them, especially after she sees the man and his monkey sleeping outside on the cold street at midnight. When the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, and its Francess turn to

speak, everyone waits silently. But all Frances can think about is the organ grinders sad eyes — until, just in time, she finds the perfect words to

share. Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo pairs once again with acclaimed

artist Bagram Ibatoulline as she presents a timeless story of compassion

and joy.

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Books Award; THe Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor winner; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; and four books starring Mercy Watson, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. She lives in Minneapolis.

Bagram Ibatoulline is the illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, as well as The Serpent Came to Gloucester by M. T. Anderson, Hana in the Time of the Tulips by Deborah Noyes, The Animal Hedge by Paul Fleischman, The Nightengale retold by Stephen Mitchell, and Crossing by Philip Booth. He lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763629205
Author:
Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Ibatoulline, Bagram
Author:
Park, Linda Sue
Author:
DiCamillo, Kate
Author:
Ibatoulline, Bagram
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Monkeys
Subject:
Homeless persons
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Subject:
christmas;picture book;compassion;homelessness;fiction;children;children s;kindness;monkey
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763629205 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With spot-on storytelling rhythms and pacing, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth from a most unlikely image. Frances is so preoccupied by the hard-luck organ grinder and monkey she can see from her apartment window that it's hard to focus on the fast-approaching church Christmas pageant. It's not until the man and monkey make their way to the performance (at Frances's invitation) that her words, 'Behold! I bring you tidings of great joy,' make perfect sense to her. Ibatoulline's (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane) WWII-era scenes have a subdued yet comforting glow, illuminated by streetlamps and stage lights. Ages 4-8. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The plotline is simplicity itself, and the text lacks any sentimentality or fluff, allowing the acrylic paintings, reminiscent of Norman Rockwell's work in their warmth and realism, to enrich and expand the story."
"Review" by , "This simple but powerful story will indeed bring the reader great joy."
"Synopsis" by , In her first picture book, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo reunites with acclaimed artist Ibatoulline, illustrator of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, to offer readers a timeless holiday story of compassion and joy.
"Synopsis" by , In this "New York Times" bestseller, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth ("Publishers Weekly," starred review). Full color.
"Synopsis" by , From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season.

The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures in the Christmas tradition. Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park has taken the brief biblical references to the three as the starting point for a new story. In it we meet a boy who is learning his fatherand#8217;s trade; a man who gathers resin from certain trees; a merchant in the marketplace; and three strangers in brightly colored robes who are shopping for a gift for a baby. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline with exquisite paintings, this simple, moving tale of ordinary people involved in an extraordinary event brings new resonance to the well-known gift list of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Includes an authorand#8217;s note.

"Synopsis" by , In her first picture book, Americas beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo

reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift.

It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on

the street corner outside Francess apartment. Frances can see them from

her window and, sometimes, when its quiet, she can hear their music. In fact, Frances cant stop thinking about them, especially after she sees the man and his monkey sleeping outside on the cold street at midnight. When the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, and its Francess turn to

speak, everyone waits silently. But all Frances can think about is the organ grinders sad eyes — until, just in time, she finds the perfect words to

share. Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo pairs once again with acclaimed

artist Bagram Ibatoulline as she presents a timeless story of compassion

and joy.

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