Skip to Main Content

The Hinky-Pink

An Old Tale

Illustrated by Brian Floca / Retold by Megan McDonald

About The Book

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.

About The Illustrator

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi’s Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.

Product Details

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Capital Choices Noteworthy Books for Children's and Teens (DC)
  • Storytelling World Award, "Stories for Adult Listeners"
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this illustrator: Brian Floca