The Hinky-Pink (Hardcover)

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

Atheneum Books, 9780689875885, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

List Price: 16.99*
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Fall 2008 Kids' List

“Alas, Anabel is a wonderful seamstress relegated to socks and mending. Opportunity knocks when Princess Isabella Caramella Gorgonzola needs a new ball gown in a week. Anabel gets the job, but the hinky-pink won't let Anabel get any sleep at night! Silly, charming, and wonderfully illustrated.”
— Margaret Brennan Neville, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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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.