Thursday, September 13, 2007

I thought since a few people are reading Kate DiCamillo for my Reading Challenge, I would share her up-coming book with everyone:

In her first picture book, America’s beloved storyteller Kate DiCamillo reunites with Bagram Ibatoulline to offer readers an unforgettable holiday gift.

It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street corner outside Frances’s apartment. Frances can see them from her window and, sometimes, when it’s quiet, she can hear their music. In fact, Frances can’t stop thinking about them, especially after she sees the man and his monkey sleeping outside on the cold street at midnight. When the day of the Christmas pageant arrives, and it’s Frances’s turn to speak, everyone waits silently. But all Frances can think about is the organ grinder’s sad eyes — until, just in time, she finds the perfect words to share.

Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo pairs once again with acclaimed artist Bagram Ibatoulline as she presents a timeless story of compassion and joy.

This book will be out October 9, 2007


  1. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first found out about it! I'm really looking forward to looks like a beautiful book. I'll be picking it up on the 9th! I love Christmas books :)

  2. I love the cover! Sounds perfect for getting into the Christmas mood. I like to start that early.


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