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Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Publisher: New York :, Greenwillow Books,, [1991]
Edition: First edition
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780688096991
Branch Call Number: je Henk


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Who I am, school story

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Feb 27, 2020

Perfect back to school story - Especially at the level of K to 2 grades. One of the classic evergreen stories with neat and beautiful words and illustrations. Great to have the playaway version. Most impressive book for young readers and great for read aloud to a group of kids.

ArapahoeMaryA Jul 26, 2019

Chrysanthemum is charming and timeless - a perfect back-to-school read.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Chrysanthemum is excited about starting school until she is teased about her name. Luckily, a sensitive and perceptive teacher is there to help.

Aug 24, 2014

Precious, priceless, fascinating, and winsome! Reading this as an adult, I recognize so many of the illustrations from childhood and am struck by how influential this book must have been on my kiddo brain. An absolutely classic back-to-school and be-yourself book that teaches compassion and strength of character like few others.

Nov 04, 2013

A delightful book about a young girl with a very different name. Bullying is touched upon as well as compassion. Cute ending! You'll want to read it twice!!

KRockstar10 Oct 21, 2013

Very sweet story about a girl who is teased at school because of her unusual name. Could have used a bit more of Chrysanthemum sticking up for herself and a bit more of her classroom teacher putting a stop to the teasing. This book was written long before the bullying discussion was en vogue, so it may seem outdated and incomplete to some. Still a darling book with charming illustrations and a good message.

Dec 26, 2012

Great moral. Cute pictures, cute story.

Dec 24, 2011

Haha. I remember this. It was the first book I ever read. Happy memories.

Twoey Gray
Dec 13, 2008

A great introduction to the hurt of teasing for children and the self-consciousness of elementary school. Adorable illustrations that will be well loved by readers. Definatley more geared towards young girls.

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ArapahoeMaryA Jul 26, 2019

That morning the students were introduced to Mrs. Twinkle, the music teacher.
Her voice was like something out of a dream, as was everything else about her.
Her students were speechless.
They thought Mrs. Twinkle was an indescribable wonder.


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