The Hinky-Pink

The Hinky-Pink Cover

The Hinky-Pink

By Megan McDonald (Retold by); Brian Floca (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689875885, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008


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.