The Faithful Friend The

Paperback | December 15, 1998

byRobert D. San SouciIllustratorBrian Pinkney

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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.

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From the same team that brought readers Sukey and the Mermaid comes this haunting tale set in the French West Indies. The Faithful Friend was penned by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Brian Pinkney. It’s both a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration.

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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 m...

Robert D. San Souci and Brian Pinkney combine their talents in this beautiful retelling of a traditional tale from the French West Indies. The result is an extraordinary story of romance, intrigue, and incomparable courage in which the truest of friends remain faithful to the very end.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10.5 × 9.75 × 0.2 inPublished:December 15, 1998Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689824580

ISBN - 13:9780689824586

Appropriate for ages: 5

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From Our Editors

From the same team that brought readers Sukey and the Mermaid comes this haunting tale set in the French West Indies. The Faithful Friend was penned by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Brian Pinkney. It’s both a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration.