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Melissa wants to accomplish something speical, but what could it be? "Spectacular!" "Gorgeous!" "Fabulous!" Those are some of the words people use to describe Melissa Parkington's hair, which is long, thick, and so shiny that it seems to sparkle. But Melissa would like to be known for more than her hair. Melissa wants to do something spectacular. But everything she tries doesn't seem to work out. Then one day she discovers that she can do something special—with her hair. Pat Brisson's engaging and thought-provoking story features lively illustrations by Suzanne Bloom.
About the Author
Pat Brisson has written a number of books for children, including Tap-Dance Fever, Hobbledy-Clop, Star Blanket, and Wand'a's Roses. She lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of A Bus for Us, No Place for Pig, and We Keep a Pig in the Parlor. She lives in McDonough, New York.
"This honest and deeply felt story should have a place in most collections." —School Library Journal
"Brisson's clear and heartening story is balanced by Bloom's mixed-media, deeply colored gauche/pencil/crayon paintings depicting an assortment of scenes filled with multicultural children and a compassionate and benevolent young girl who has found her way to make a difference." —Kirkus Reviews
"The story is well-crafted and shows Melissa's growth as a character. . . . Overall, readers will connect to both the story and the illustrations." —Library Media Connection