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Florence Parry Heide


Florence Parry Heide

Florence Parry Heide (1919-2011) was the author of more than 100 children’s books, including picture books, juvenile novels, two series of young adult mysteries, plays, songbooks and poetry.

Florence Parry Heide

Books by Florence Parry Heide

by Florence Parry Heide - Children's 6-10, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Short Stories

Sergio Ruzzier brings his mischievous touch to a timeless favorite by Florence Parry Heide, beloved author of THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN. This delightful new edition includes one never-before-published story. As the eight deliciously wicked tales featured in this hilarious chapter book prove, it’s perfectly nice to be a perfect child --- but where’s the fun in that?

Written by Florence Parry Heide and illustrated by Chuck Groenink - Children's 4-7, Picture

Once upon a time, there was a nice boy and his name was Gideon. He lived in a nice house, and he had nice parents and lots of toys. But Gideon wasn't satisfied. He wanted to be a hero. You know, a hero, with his name on the front page of the newspaper. That sort of thing. So how does anyone get to be a hero, anyway? Heroes have to be strong. Heroes have to be brave. Heroes have to be clever. Don't they?