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Princess Hyacinth

The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated

Princess Hyacinth( )
Author: Heide, Florence Parry
Illustrator: Smith, Lane
ISBN:978-0-375-93753-8
Publication Date:Sep 2009
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Schwartz & Wade
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $20.99
Book Description:

A bestselling Caldecott Honor artist and legendary author team up in this Parents' Choice Silver Award Book! Truly a publishing event! Florence Parry Heide, author of such classics as the Shrinking of Treehorn, and Lane Smith, recipient of a slew of awards, have created 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...
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Book Details
Pages:48
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Royalty
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11.35 x 8.81 x 0.41 Inches
Book Weight:0.97 Pounds
Author Biography
Heide, Florence Parry (Author)
Florence Parry Heide was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 27, 1919. She studied at Wilson College before transferring to the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in English. She worked in advertising and public relations in New York City before returning to Pittsburgh during World War II. She moved to Wisconsin with her husband after the war and started writing books at the age of 48. She wrote or co-wrote over 100 children's books including the Treehorn series, Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated, and The One and Only Marigold. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Alex B. Allen and Jamie McDonald.

Heide received numerous awards and honors including having The Shrinking of Treehorn named by the New York Times as the Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1971 and winning the Jugendbuchpreis for the Best Children's Book of Germany in 1977; The Day of Ahmed's Secret received the Editors' Choice Award from Booklist in 1991, and Sami and the Time of the Troubles received the Editors' Choice Award from Booklist in 1992. She died on October 24, 2011 at the age of 92.

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