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The Faithful Friend (Caldecott Honor Books)

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ISBN13: 9780689824586
ISBN10: 0689824580
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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:

This haunting tale from the French West Indies--both a Caldecott Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book--"this rich tale adds Caribbean spice to the folklore stew" ("Booklist", starred review). Full color.

About the Author

Brian Pinkney is one of the most celebrated talents in children's publishing. In his career he has won two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King medal, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and three Coretta Scott King Honors. For Simon & Schuster he illustrated The Faithful Friend, which won the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor, Sukey and the Mermaid, which won the Coretta Scott King Honor, and The Adventures of Sparrowboy, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York — which is where this story takes place.

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Zoe-Leigh, March 3, 2007 (view all comments by Zoe-Leigh)
This book is amazing. The color and style of the pictures go perfectly with the slight creeepiness of the story, which is one of my favorites. I must have read this book a hundred times, but every time I see it I have to pick it up and read it again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689824586
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
Robert D. San Souci
Author:
San Souci, Robert D.
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
West Indies
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Martinique
Subject:
Folklore -- Martinique.
Subject:
Folklore -- Caribbean Area.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series:
Caldecott Honor Books
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9.75 in 6.51 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
5-8

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"Synopsis" by , This haunting tale from the French West Indies--both a Caldecott Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book--"this rich tale adds Caribbean spice to the folklore stew" ("Booklist", starred review). Full color.
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