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Synopses & Reviews

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:

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.

Synopsis:

With biblical references as a starting point, Linda Sue Park tells a unique Christmas/Epiphany tale about the third gift brought to the infant Jesus by the Magi, the gift of myrrh.A boy and his father are gatherers of myrrh, a precious substance used in important ceremonies. It's the sap of certain trees, hardened into pearl-like beads, and the gatherers look for it on the tree trunks. The boy narrator finds one big enough to fill his two hands. When they take their myrrh to market, this extraordinary "pearl" is bought by three strangers in colorful robes . . . as a baby gift. And as the three men ride off into the desert, the young narrator is proud to have made such a fine discovery, and he wonders about the baby. Luminous, exquisitely detailed paintings of the desert landscape, the myrrh gatherers, and the marketplace make this story breathtaking as well as unforgettable. An author's note discusses the origins of the story and the little-known facts about myrrh.

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:
DiCamillo, Kate
Author:
Ibatoulline, Bagram
Author:
Park, Linda Sue
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:
Picture book
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 , 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
With biblical references as a starting point, Linda Sue Park tells a unique Christmas/Epiphany tale about the third gift brought to the infant Jesus by the Magi, the gift of myrrh.A boy and his father are gatherers of myrrh, a precious substance used in important ceremonies. It's the sap of certain trees, hardened into pearl-like beads, and the gatherers look for it on the tree trunks. The boy narrator finds one big enough to fill his two hands. When they take their myrrh to market, this extraordinary "pearl" is bought by three strangers in colorful robes . . . as a baby gift. And as the three men ride off into the desert, the young narrator is proud to have made such a fine discovery, and he wonders about the baby. Luminous, exquisitely detailed paintings of the desert landscape, the myrrh gatherers, and the marketplace make this story breathtaking as well as unforgettable. An author's note discusses the origins of the story and the little-known facts about myrrh.
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