The Hinky-Pink

An Old Tale

By Megan McDonald (Retold by); Brian Floca (Illustrator)
(Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, Hardcover, 9780689875885, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

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Description

A happy Hinky-Pink is a fine thing. An unhappy Hinky-Pink pinches!

That is what happens to Anabel, a young seamstress in Old Italy who has only days to finish her dream: sewing a gown for the princess to wear at the Butterfly Ball.

Thanks -- or no thanks -- to the Hinky-Pink Anabel is woozy for want of sleep. Her lace looks like cheesecloth; her hems, like saddle cinches. Night after night, the Hinky-Pink keeps wrestling her bedclothes to the floor -- and pinching. What is its problem? And how is Anabel to help?

A grand old favorite of storytellers is here given sprightly new life.




About the Author

Megan McDonald's many books include Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a; Insects Are My Life; and the IRA Award-winning Is This a House for Hermit Crab? Once a librarian herself, she is now a noted visitor to libraries, and is also the author of the best-selling Judy Moody books. She lives with her husband in Sebastopol, California.

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