During the week before Christmas, the organ grinder and the monkey appear at the corner where Frances lives. During the day she watches as the organ grinder plays and the monkey dances. Above the noise of the traffic and the people, sometimes she can hear the lonesome notes of their sad, dream-like song. Frances wonders where they sleep at night. In the meantime, she prepares for her role in the Christmas pageant. When the night of the pageant comes. Frances finally finds the right way to open her heart to express her compassion and welcome two important guests into the community celebration. Jane Curtain narrates this iconographic adaptation of this nostalgic picture book, set at Christmas in the 1940’s. A perfect choice for holiday Storytime’s. Ages: 4-9. 8 minutes. Themes: Christmas, Compassion. Weston Woods Films
Media ID: 62483
Length: 8:00
Publisher: Weston Woods Films
Level: P-I

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult