How to be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide, Chuck Groenink
  

Synopsis

How to be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide, Chuck Groenink

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? With wry humour, Florence Parry Heide and Chuck Groenink explore how we choose our idols in a witty story that leaves it to readers to decide the real nature of heroism.

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A wonderfully quirky book about how we perceive heroism. --What We Do All Day

About the Author

Florence Parry Heide is the author of many acclaimed books, including The Shrinking of Treehorn (illustrated by Edward Gorey), Princess Hyacinth (illustrated by Lane Smith), and, more recently, Dillweed's Revenge (illustrated by Carson Ellis). She passed away in 2011. Chuck Groenink has illustrated books on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and on one side of the Pacific. He lives with his wife and their two cats in Syracuse, New York.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Florence Parry Heide, Chuck Groenink
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

4th October 2016

ISBN

9781452127101


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