New hardcover Picture Book
On the corner of Fifth and Vine, a monkey and an organ grinder appear. It is winter and Frances watches as the monkey holds out a tin cup to passersby while the organ grinder plays sweet but sad music.
Frances becomes concerned when the two are still on the street late into the cold and wintery night. She's still thinking about them as she prepares her costume and her line for the Christmas pageant. When it is her turn to speak, her compassion allows her to share the perfect words with everyone, at just the right time.