Chrysanthemum

by Kevin Henkes

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 20, 1996 | Trade Paperback

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She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed....

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 7.48 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: September 20, 1996

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688147321

ISBN - 13: 9780688147327

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

by Kevin Henkes

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 7.48 × 9.84 × 0 in

Published: September 20, 1996

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688147321

ISBN - 13: 9780688147327

From the Publisher

She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed....

About the Author

“Henkes’s language and humor are impeccably fresh, his cozy illustrations sensitive and funny, his little asides to adults an unobtrusive delight. . . . Another winner from this perceptive artist.” (Kirkus Reviews (pointered review))

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What's in a name? A great deal if your name is 'Chrysanthemum'! The little girl in this Kevin Henkes' story must endure the ridicule of her school chums as they joke and giggle about her name. Chrysanthemum is quite confused about the teasing, but she's no wallflower -- she'll find a way to get through this little predicament. Chrysanthemum is an ideal story for kids heading off to school for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

“Henkes’s language and humor are impeccably fresh, his cozy illustrations sensitive and funny, his little asides to adults an unobtrusive delight. . . . Another winner from this perceptive artist.” (Kirkus Reviews (pointered review))

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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