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 Chrysanthemum
 Author: Henkes, Kevin


 Publisher:  Greenwillow
 Pub Year: 1991

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 25 cm.

 BTSB No: 437952 ISBN: 9780688096991
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Personal names -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $14.22

Summary:
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 6109
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 02201

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+)
   School Library Journal (+)
   Booklist
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 The Hornbook (+)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/1991 PreS-Gr 2-- She was a perfect baby, and her doting parents chose a name to match, Chrysanthemum. She is proud of her musical name until kindergarten, when she finds herself in a world of strange new names such as Sue, Bill, Max, Sam, and Joe--in short ( really short) a world of ordinary monikers. That wouldn't be so bad if the others--like Victoria--hadn't made a mean-spirited game of tormenting her, sending her home in tears to be comforted with cuddles and Parcheesi. Wisely, Chrysanthemum's concerned and loving parents try not to interfere, but what can't be put right by them is dealt with by lucky chance. The class learns that their popular music teacher not only has a whopper of a name herself--Delphinium--but also plans to name her expected baby by the prettiest name she has heard, Chrysanthemum. The charming mouse with her delicate little face seems just right for her name. The range of expression and emotion Henkes conveys in his pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are ``absolutely perfect.'' The impressionistic floral backdrops and patterning reinforce the story's lighthearted, yet tender theme. This sensitive story will strike a chord with young children, particularly those who also have difficult or unfamiliar names. --Joan McGrath, Education Centre Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Copyright 1991 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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