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The Faithful Friend : Caldecott Honor Book - Brian Pinkney

The Faithful Friend

Caldecott Honor Book

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1995
ISBN: 9780027861310
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old

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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 fiance 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 "very"end.

ISBN: 9780027861310
ISBN-10: 0027861317
Series: Caldecott Honor Book
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 31st March 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education Company)
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.13 x 24.89  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1