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The Faithful Friend
Contributor(s): San Souci, Robert D. (Author), Pinkney, Brian (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0027861317     ISBN-13: 9780027861310
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $16.99  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 1995

Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
Dewey: 398.21
LCCN: 93040672
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Lexile Measure: 910(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.38" H x 9.8" W x 10.68" (1.05 lbs) 40 pages
- Cultural Region - Caribbean & West Indies
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature, Commended, Picture Book, 1995
Red Clover Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 1997
Caldecott Medal, Honor Book, Picture Book, 1996
Review Citations: Booklist 04/15/1995 pg. 1499
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1995 pg. 333 - Superior,Well Above Average
ALA Notable Children's Books 01/01/1996 pg. 1289
Publishers Weekly 03/06/1995
School Library Journal 06/01/1995
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 12376
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
A friendship is tested by love and magic in this beautiful, Caldecott Honor-winning retelling of a traditional tale from the French West Indies.

Clement and Hippolyte are best friends who live together on the lush tropical island of Martinique. They set off together toward the woman Clement loves so he can propose, but her uncle--a quimboiseur, a wizard--doesn't approve of the match. When his niece flees with the two inseparable friends, the vengeful man sends evil magic after them. Hippolyte may be able to protect the young couple--but will he lose his own life in the process?

Contributor Bio(s): Pinkney, Brian: - Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin Rising; In Your Hands; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at BrianPinkney.net.San Souci, Robert D.: - Robert D. San Souci is the critically acclaimed author of many popular books for young people. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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