Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 15, 2015

    Mary Helen Specht: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Mary Helen Specht



    Migratory Animals is mostly set in Texas during the first years of the most recent recession, when the cast of characters — an eclectic group... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$18.75
List price: $19.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Remote Warehouse Children's- General

The Faithful Friend

by

The Faithful Friend Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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:
Robert D. San Souci
Author:
Rob
Author:
San, Robert D.
Author:
San Souci, Robert D.
Author:
ert D. San Souci
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

Other books you might like

  1. The Runaway Bunny
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  2. The Keeping Quilt Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. All the Places to Love Used Hardcover $7.95
  4. My Name Is Maria Isabel New Trade Paper $4.99
  5. Columbus Day (Holiday on My Own Books) New Hardcover $29.50
  6. High King Used Mass Market $1.50

Related Subjects

Children's » Awards » Caldecott Award Winners
Children's » Fairy Tales » Anthologies
Children's » Folk Tales » Latin American
Children's » General
Children's » Picture Books » Caldecott Awards
Children's » Picture Books » General

The Faithful Friend New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$18.75 In Stock
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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.