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Clement and Hippolyte are handsome, sharp-witted, and as close as brothers. When Clement falls in love with enchanting Pauline, he bids Hippolyte to join his quest to court her, and the two friends set out toward danger and adventure.

Pauline is ward of the mysterious Monsieur Zabocat — a plantation owner reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard — and, defying his wishes, Pauline joins her new fiancé and his friend on their trek home. But the fruited fields and forests they traverse hide dark forces plotting to destroy the couple...and one night — Tam! Tam! Tamtamtam! — the distant sound of a drum lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap that forces him to choose between his friend's safety and his own.

Robert D. San Souci and Brian Pinkney again combine their talents to bring to life a West Indian folktale that draws upon African, European, and South American traditions and imagery. The result is an extraordinary tale of romance, intrigue, and incomparable courage in which the truest of friends remain faithful to the veryend.

Synopsis:

A friendship is tested by love and magic in this beautiful retelling of a traditional tale from the French West Indies.

On the lush tropical island of Martinique live Clement and Hippolyte, two inseparable friends. When Clement falls in love with the beautiful Pauline, Hippolyte agrees to join his best friend on his journey to propose marriage. But when Pauline accepts Clement’s proposal, it enrages her uncle Monsieur Zabocat—reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard. To prevent the wedding, the old wizard lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap, forcing him to choose between his friend’s safety and his own.

Synopsis:

From the creators of Sukey and the Mermaid comes a tale of romance, danger, and intrigue set on the Caribbean island of Martinique and based on local lore. Two friends, one black, one white, undertake a journey in pursuit of true love. Full color.

About the Author

Robert D. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780027861310
ill.:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
San, Robert D.
Author:
San Souci, Robert D.
Author:
ert D. San Souci
Author:
Robert D. San Souci
Author:
Rob
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
West Indies
Subject:
Martinique
Subject:
Folklore -- Caribbean Area.
Subject:
Folklore -- Martinique.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Zombies
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
bd. 172, nr. 6
Publication Date:
March 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.75 in 16.8 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
5-8

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780027861310 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A friendship is tested by love and magic in this beautiful retelling of a traditional tale from the French West Indies.

On the lush tropical island of Martinique live Clement and Hippolyte, two inseparable friends. When Clement falls in love with the beautiful Pauline, Hippolyte agrees to join his best friend on his journey to propose marriage. But when Pauline accepts Clement’s proposal, it enrages her uncle Monsieur Zabocat—reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard. To prevent the wedding, the old wizard lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap, forcing him to choose between his friend’s safety and his own.

"Synopsis" by , From the creators of Sukey and the Mermaid comes a tale of romance, danger, and intrigue set on the Caribbean island of Martinique and based on local lore. Two friends, one black, one white, undertake a journey in pursuit of true love. Full color.

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