Pat Brisson - Author

"Spectular!" "Georgeous!" "Fabulous!"

These 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 Parkington wants to be noticed for something she does, not something that grows from the top of her head.

"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 guache/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

ISBN 978-1-59078-409-9