Publish date: October 9th 2007
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Frances is learning her lines for the Christmas pageant, but she is worried about the organ grinder and his monkey sleeping every night in the cold. Best part: Compassion. Ages 4-10.
Very charming and touching Christmas story - balances child-like wonder with the harsher realities of life. Very nice story and beautiful illustrations. Did anyone else think the mom looks like a young Maureen O'Hara (Miracle on 34th Street)? The ending leaves you wondering, and could be a good di...