Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) is a unique and unexpected story that my kids and I enjoy. Written by Florence Parry Heide, this is a story about a princess that floats. She has to wear heavy clothes and an even heavier crown to keep her firmly on the ground. It’s exhausting and she feels as heavy as the clothes she is forced to wear. Inside the castle, she is allowed to float, but never outside because she would float away. The King and Queen love her too much to risk that. But one day, Princess Hyacinth sees a man selling balloons and is struck with an idea. What if she has a string tied to her that would allow her to float like the balloons? I won’t spoil the story by telling you what happens, but I love that she is a floating princess and that never changes. She is who she is, but she ultimately finds happiness and freedom. It’s a cute story and the illustrations by Lane Smith are super fun to look at. If you get the chance to read it, let us know what you think!