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Great Joy - Cover
Great Joy
Kate DiCamillo, First Edition 2007
A young girl sees a homeless man on the streets and is deeply worried about him. Where does he sleep? Who takes care of him? Despite her Mother's worries, she invites him to her Christmas pageant where she will be narrating. What happens is indeed a "great blessing". Beautiful illustrations bring everyone's humanity and compassion to life.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Single Parent, Working Class, Christian, White/Euro-American
Special Topics: Activism, Celebrations and Holidays, Homelessness, Travel
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice