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GREAT JOY

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline

Grades: PreK - 4
Lexile®: AD680

Guided Reading Level: N

Release Date: 2008

Themes: Feelings;Christmas;Tolerance and Respect;Friendship
 
Frances is worried about the monkey and organ grinder who play near her window, especially after she sees them sleeping outside on the cold street after midnight. To express her compassion, she finds just the right thing to say at the local Christmas pageant.

Reviews:
"Jane Curtin's expert narration captures the compassion of the innocent child as well as the cold indifference of her mother." - School Library Journal
"This production is thoughtfully put together - and thought-provoking for all listeners." -
"Curtin superlatively narrates the iconographic adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's nostalgic picture book, set at Christmastime in the 1940's. An elegant old-fashioned score pleases the ear, while realistic sound effects enhance the program. A perfect choice for holiday storytimes." - Booklist
"A simple, yet ultimately moving tale...able narrated by Jane Curtin, with a fine soundtrack...Great Joy reminds us all of child's simple capacity for goodness...recommended." - Starred Review, Video Librarian

Awards:
ALA Notable Video;Kids First! Best Award

 
 
Formats:
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DVD

Item #: WDVD851
ISBN: 9780545106412
Author Interview Available
Read-Along Feature
Iconographic


9:53 $59.95
Hardcover Book/CD

Item #: WHCD851
ISBN: 9780545106870
Read-Along Feature


8:24 $29.95
Audio CD

Item #: WCD851RA
ISBN: 9780545106832
Read-Along Feature


8:24 $12.95
Hardcover Book

Item #: WHB851
ISBN: 9780763629205


$17.95
Read-Along highlights each word as it is narrated.
 
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