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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse is twenty! In 1986, Lilly—award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s exuberant and beloved mouse character—finally got her first starring role with the publication of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. As USA Today proclaimed, “Lilly is one of the great female characters in literature—like Anna Karenina with whiskers or Scarlett O’Hara with paws.” A modern classic, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse has sold more than one million copies and was named to ten “best of the year” lists. This special twentieth anniversary edition features a letter from Kevin Henkes about Lilly printed inside the book, and a celebratory and sparkly foil jacket.

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on March 1, 2016 by Greenwillow Books
ISBN-10: 006242419X
ISBN-13: 9780062424198
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  • nesi2022
    nesi2022Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 10:35 am
    I loved this book when I was little. I recommend it for small children. Kevin Henkes is a great author!!!
    • cutipup200511
      cutipup200511Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9:51 am55 stars
      This book is about a mouse named Lilly and her mom bought her a little plastic purse and she loved it like it was a baby.

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