2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Great Joy

Great Joy Cover

Great Joy

  • Author: Kate DiCamillo
  • Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline
  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763629200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763629205

Kate Dicamillo’s Great Joy is a 32 page hardcover book suitable for ages four to eight. Bagram Ibatoulline’s softly colored 40’s period accompanying illustrations bring us back to a simpler, caring time with organ grinders, monkeys, and city streets. Frances thought the old man on the corner was sad and worried about him because he lived on the street. She invited him to her church pageant. She couldn’t say her line, “Behold! I bring you tidings of Great Joy!” until she saw him come in. Then she repeated them because they seemed so right. Priced at $8.99, this book embodies values like sharing, compassion, joy, and warmth that we should teach our young not only during the Christmas season but throughout the year.

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