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My Sister’s Books Review #71

Great Joy

By: Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by: Bagram Ibatoulline

Recommended for ages: K-2nd


Frances is an angel in the church’s Christmas play with a very important line to say. The days leading up to the play, she sees an older man with a monkey on the street corner. When Frances soon discovers that they are homeless, she tries to get her Mom to invite them to dinner. However, her Mom declines to allow strangers to enter her home, which leads Frances to invite him to her church play.

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