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Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale Of A Girl Who Floated)

Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale Of A Girl Who Floated)

Bestselling Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith and legendary author Florence Parry Heidehave teamed up to create an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers. Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the top... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780553538045
Barcode 9780553538045
Published 13 June 2016 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Heide, Florence Parry
Illustrated by Smith, Lane
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ISBN-13 9780553538045
ISBN-10 0553538047
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam USA
Publication Date 13 June 2016
International Publication Date 1 March 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Heide, Florence Parry
Illustrated by Smith, Lane
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 278mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 215g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 655114

Description of this Book

Bestselling Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith and legendary author Florence Parry Heidehave teamed up to create an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers. Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the tops of her socks, and force her to wear a crown encrusted with the heaviest jewels in the kingdom to keep her earthbound. But one day, Hyacinth comes across a balloon man and decides to take off all her princess clothes, grab a balloon, and float free. Hooray! Alas, when the balloon man lets go of the string . . . off she goes. Luckily, there is a kite and a boy named Boy to save her. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2009: Smith s elegantly cartoonish brush-and-ink character survives an exhilarating scare involving a kite, a rescue and a newly formed friendship. Heide s prose takes off just when Hyacinth does. Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, August 17, 2009: Heide possesses the ability to tell a moralistic tale without a hint of didacticism. Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2009: Heide s tale bubbles with effervescence, drawing readersinto the fantasy with a lively, conversational text.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Florence Parry Heide is the award-winning author of more than fifty books, including the Treehorn titles, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Lane Smith's many accolades include two Caldecott Honors, two New York Times Best Illustrated Book Awards, several ALA-ALSC Notable Awards, and countless Best Book citations from School Library Journal, Booklist, The Bulletin, and others. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. From the Hardcover edition.

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