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Florence Parry Heide was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 27, 1919. She studied at Wilson College before transferring to the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in English. She worked in advertising and public relations in New York City before returning to Pittsburgh during World War II. She moved to Wisconsin with her husband after the war and started writing books at the age of 48. She wrote or co-wrote over 100 children's books including the Treehorn series, Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated, and The One and Only Marigold. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Alex B. Allen and Jamie McDonald. Heide received numerous awards and honors including having The Shrinking of Treehorn named by the New York Times as the Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1971 and winning the Jugendbuchpreis for the Best Children's Book of Germany in 1977; The Day of Ahmed's Secret received the Editors' Choice Award from Booklist in 1991, and Sami and the Time of the Troubles received the Editors' Choice Award from Booklist in 1992. She died on October 24, 2011 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Day of Ahmed's Secret… (more)
The Day of Ahmed's Secret 1,011 copies, 21 reviews
The Shrinking of Treehorn 347 copies, 6 reviews
Sami and the Time of the Troubles 292 copies, 16 reviews
The House of Wisdom 94 copies, 1 review
Treehorn's Treasure 88 copies, 2 reviews
Tales for the Perfect Child 78 copies, 1 review
The One and Only Marigold 65 copies, 12 reviews
Banana Twist 65 copies, 1 review
Treehorn's Wish 47 copies, 1 review
Always Listen to Your Mother 42 copies, 2 reviews
God and me 41 copies
How to Be a Hero 39 copies, 5 reviews
Banana Blitz 36 copies
Grim and Ghastly Goings-On 35 copies, 2 reviews
A Promise Is a Promise 33 copies, 5 reviews
You and Me 29 copies
Tio Armando 27 copies, 2 reviews
Time Flies! 26 copies, 1 review
The Adventures of Treehorn 21 copies, 1 review
Who Needs Me? 13 copies
Time's Up! 13 copies
Hats and Bears 12 copies
Changes 12 copies
Who Can? 11 copies
Timothy Twinge 10 copies
How big am I? 9 copies
Alphabet Zoop 6 copies
The key 5 copies
My Castle 3 copies
Maximilian 2 copies
Sebastian 2 copies
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