The Faithful Friend

By Robert D. San Souci; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780027861310, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 1995

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Description

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.




About the Author
Robert San Souci is the award-winning author of many picture books based on folk tales from around the world, including "The Talking Eggs, Kate Shelley, Haunted Houses", and the bestselling "Short & Shivery" series. A native Californian, he lived in San Francisco.

Acclaimed artist Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of several highly-praised picture books including "The Faithful Friend, In the Time of the Drums", and "Duke Ellington". He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a master's degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Andrea, with whom he often collaborates, and his two children. His and Andrea's latest collaboration, "Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down", was on "the New York Times" bestseller list for three weeks.

Brian has won numerous awards including two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. He has been exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The School of Visual Arts, and The Society of Illustrators.

He has been published by Greenwillow Books, Hyperion Books for Young Readers, Harcourt Children's Books, Simon & Schuster, and Random House. His work has also appeared in "New York Times Magazine, Women's Day, Business Tokyo, Ebony Man", and "Instructor".

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