Great Joy


by Kate DiCamillo
illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Frances sees an organ grinder and monkey sleeping on the street just outside her apartment, and can't stop thinking about them--even when it's her turn to speak during the Christmas pageant. Then, just in time, she comes up with the perfect thing to say.

This truly is a beautiful tale for teaching compassion!

Reading Levels
Interest Level: K-Gr. 2            DRA Level:  34                     Lexile:  680L
Grade Level Equiv: 4.2         
Guided Reading: O 


Peek Inside
Below are two spreads from inside Great Joy:




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