Chrysanthemum Big Book

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Harper Collins, Oct 2, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum.

Chrysanthemum loved her name—until she started school.

A terrific read-aloud for the classroom and libraries!


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User Review  - BlaireEHill - LibraryThing

Chrysanthemum is a girl who is teased for her name, because it is different and long. A teacher at the school makes Chrysanthemum feel welcomed and also accepted, telling her that her name is special ... Read full review

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User Review  - jkrnomad - LibraryThing

I love reading this book at the beginning of the school year with the lower grades! As we get to know one another, this is a particularly powerful story to share. This is great for the PYP theme "Who we are" Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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