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Sep 14, 2010
| ISBN 9780763649968
| 4-8 years
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Sep 14, 2010 | ISBN 9780763649968 | 4-8 years
“Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)A New York Times BestsellerA Time Magazine Top 10 Book of the YearFour starred reviews (Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal)It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street outside Frances’s apartment. When it’s quiet she can hear their music, and when she looks out her window at midnight, she sees them sleeping outside. Finally the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, but when it’s Frances’s turn to speak, all she can think about is the organ grinder’s sad eyes — until a door opens just in time, and she finds the perfect words to share. With this luminous tale, Kate DiCamillo pairs with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer a timeless holiday gift.
Kate DiCamillo is the author of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, which received the Newbery Medal; BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, which received a Newbery Honor; and THE TIGER RISING, which was named a National Book Award Finalist. She says, “Mercy Watson had… More about Kate DiCamillo
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