by Florence Parry Heide
Pub: Schwartz & Wade
Poor Princess Hyacinth! If only she could run and play with the other children on the Palace Grounds. Why can’t she, you wonder? Well, because Princess Hyacinth has a problem—she floats!
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.”
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Star Tribune (MN)
November 30, 2009
Every Christmas season brings new volumes about the North Pole's most famous resident. The season's best picture books offer fresh takes on some familiar story lines.
November 25, 2009
Readers expect to encounter Babar, Mike Mulligan, Madeline, Eloise, Curious George and Corduroy in a resource called "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up." However, any readers looking for fresh ideas will find it here, right next to the old guard.