Shrinking of Treehorn

Shrinking of Treehorn

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Description

"If you want to pretend you're shrinking, that's all right," said Treehorn's mother, "as long as you don't do it at the table." A small boy finds himself shrinking in this oddly offbeat, surreal, and funny story, illustrated with Edward Gorey's signature pen and ink drawings. No one around seems to appreciate what Treehorn's going through--his parents are busy, his friends laugh at him, and he gets sent to the Principal's office for shrinking. Or was it shirking? Clearly, the adults in his life have no clue and can't help. In the end, Treehorn figures it out on his own, and all is well. At least until he turns green. A charming, imaginative classic that will appeal to any kid who feels they're not truly seen or heard by the grown-ups in their life. Works for adults, too. An ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1 pages
  • 153 x 180 x 5mm | 122g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0823409759
  • 9780823409754
  • 38,154

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Review quote

"Sheer fun." --School Library Journal "For any child who has often felt ignored by the adult world, here is a perfect give to lift the spirits...will bring a chorus of delight from younger readers." --Publishers Weekly
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About Florence Parry Heide

Florence Parry Heide (1919 - 2011) was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1939. The author of more than 100 children's books, she and her husband made their home in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Edward Gorey (1925 - 2000) was born in Chicago and received his B.A. from Harvard. A master of dark humor, he said his formal art training had been "negligible." He lived on Cape Cod and in New York City.
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Rating details

944 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 45% (426)
4 32% (304)
3 17% (160)
2 4% (40)
1 1% (14)
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