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Chrysanthemum
Contributor(s): Henkes, Kevin (Author), Henkes, Kevin (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0688147321     ISBN-13: 9780688147327
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2008
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Annotation: Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect, until her first day of school. When her new friends make flower jokes at her expense, Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again? 1991 ALA Notable Book. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - New Experience
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: E
LCCN: 90039803
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 570(Not Available)
Guided Reading: H (Grade 1)
Physical Information: 0.1" H x 7.5" W x 9.6" (0.25 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6109
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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....

Contributor Bio(s): Henkes, Kevin: -

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


 
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