The Friendly Four
Publication Date: June 2006
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THE FRIENDLY FOUR
Celebrate summer with Coretta Scott King Award winners Eloise Greenfield and Jan Spivey Gilchrist!
Drum: Didn't I call this summer a bummer?
All: Not anymore, not anymore.
Drum: I was alone, and life was lonely.
All: But not anymore,
Drum: 'cause we're the Friendly Four!
When Drum, Dorene, Louis, and Rae enter one another's lives unexpectedly, they embark on an unforgettable summer of discovery and creative play together. With individual poems and poems for multiple voices, Eloise Greenfield follows four children as they explore the bonds of friendship, family, and community.
Jan Spivey Gilchrist illustrated the Coretta Scott King Award Book Nathaniel Talking, the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Night on Neighborhood Street, and Me & Neesie, all written by Eloise Greenfield. She wrote and co-illustrated My America with Ashley Bryan, which was named a Parents' Choice Recommended Award winner. An inductee into the International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, Ms. Gilchrist received an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College and a doctoral degree in English from Madison University. She lives near Chicago, Illinois.