The Faithful Friend
by Robert D. San Souci, Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1999
List Price: $7.99
Format: Paperback, 40 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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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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