by Kevin Henkes 

She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed ...

An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
ISBN-13: 9780688096991
ISBN-10: 0688096999
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publish Date: September 1991
Page Count: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-8

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