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Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)

By: Florence Parry Heide
illustrated by: Lane Smith
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375845017
09/22/2009 - $17.99
Categories: Humorous Stories, Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title, Social Situations - Friendship,

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 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.