Hinky-Pink : An Old Tale

Author: Megan McDonald
Title: Hinky-Pink : An Old Tale
Illustrator: Brian Floca
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Available In: Hardback

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.


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