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
Interest Level: K-Gr. 2 DRA Level: 34 Lexile: 680L
Grade Level Equiv: 4.2 Guided Reading: O
Below are two spreads from inside Great Joy:
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