I discovered a delightful book today. I knew that the illustrator Lane Smith had collaborated on a princess story with Frances Parry Heide, but finally looked at it it today. I was poking around Buttonwood Books and Toys in Cohasset and, to my delight, saw Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated in a stand-alone display case. I’ve always been a Lane Smith fan so I sat right down on the floor and read the story. What fun! Such an original and whimsical little tale!
On another note, Happy 20th Birthday to Buttonwood Books and Toys. I have been a customer for nearly all of those years and have enjoyed every recommendation and conversation along the way. Thanks for staying with us during these challenging times for independent bookstores!