Father Knows Books: Princess Hyacinth

In Florence Parry Heide and Loren Long's new book Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated), dragons and other medieval threats aren't the problem faced by a young princess. Instead, she and her concerned parents wrestle with her charming, magical bouyancy. The fable that unfolds lifts off joyfully as Princess Hyancith literally rises above her family's fears.

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Ward Sutton

 

Cick here to buy Princess Hyacinth.

 


Ward's Father Knows Books and Drawn to Read appear monthly in the Barnes & Noble Review. Click here to see the complete Drawn to Read archive.

 

Comments
by GreyhoundMom on ‎10-16-2010 06:28 AM

I love this column. Why doesn't it appear more often? Good children's books need to be promoted.

About the Columnist
Ward Sutton’s cartoons and illustrations have appeared in the Village Voice, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Time, Esquire, The New Yorker, and on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times.

Ward's Drawn to Read appears monthly in the Barnes & Noble Review. Click here to see the complete Drawn to Read archive.

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

advertisement
Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.