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

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ISBN: 0689824580     ISBN-13: 9780689824586
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
OUR PRICE: $7.64  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1999
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Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: 398.21
LCCN: 93040672
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Lexile Measure: 910(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.32" H x 9.46" W x 10.44" (0.38 lbs) 40 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - Caribbean & West Indies
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Illustrator, 1996
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 01/25/1999
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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