The Friendly Four

The Friendly Four Cover

The Friendly Four

By Eloise Greenfield; Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator)

Amistad Press, Hardcover, 9780060007591, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2006



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.