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The Shrinking of Treehorn
By Florence Parry Heide and Edward Gorey (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Holiday House
Publication date September 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780823409754
ISBN-10 0823409759
Dimensions 0.25 by 7 by 6 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $8.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A young boy who believes he is shrinking has difficulty convincing his parents and friends of his problem
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "If you want to pretend you're shrinking, that's all right," said Treehorn's mother, "as long as you don't do it at the table."

A small boy finds himself shrinking in this oddly offbeat, surreal, and funny story, illustrated with Edward Gorey's signature pen and ink drawings.

No one around seems to appreciate what Treehorn's going through--his parents are busy, his friends laugh at him, and he gets sent to the Principal's office for shrinking. Or was it shirking? Clearly, the adults in his life have no clue and can't help.

In the end, Treehorn figures it out on his own, and all is well. At least until he turns green.

A charming, imaginative classic that will appeal to any kid who feels they're not truly seen or heard by the grown-ups in their life. Works for adults, too.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780823409754
 
Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (October 1, 1994)
9780807202159 | details & prices | 10.25 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $17.00
About: "If you want to pretend you're shrinking, that's all right," said Treehorn's mother, "as long as you don't do it at the table.
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With Edward Gorey (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Holiday House (September 1, 1992); titled "The Shrinking of Treehorn"
9780823409754 | details & prices | 7.00 × 6.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.25 lbs | List price $8.95
About: A boy discovers he is shrinking but does not know the cause or cure.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780823401895
 
With Edward Gorey (other contributor) | from Holiday House (June 1, 1971); titled "The Shrinking of Treehorn"
9780823401895 | details & prices | 63 pages | 7.50 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A boy discovers he is shrinking but does not know the cause or cure.

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