By (author) Kevin Henkes, Illustrated by Kevin Henkes

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  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 254mm x 10mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 16 September 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0688096999
  • ISBN 13: 9780688096991
  • Sales rank: 69,588

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Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect, until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her, " says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?

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"Perfectly executed in words and illustration, "Chrysanthemum" exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences ..."-"The Horn Book" (starred review)

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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....