The Friendly Four

The Friendly Four

Book - 2006
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This book contains poems for individual and multiple voices that follow the experiences of a group of four friends as they spend a happy, creative summer playing together.
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! Louis, Dorene, Rae: The Friendly Four? Drum: The Friendly Four. Meet Drum, Dorene, Louis, and Rae as they share one special summer of discovery and creative play together. Through individual poems and poems for multiple voices, these four young people explore the bonds of friendship, family, and community. With her free-verse poetry, award-winning writer Eloise Greenfield poignantly reminds us that sometimes our truest friends enter our lives when we least expect them. With inspired illustrations by renowned artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist.
Drummond -- Who I am -- Bummer summer -- After the baby -- Neighbors -- Drum and Dorene -- Meeting Dorene -- Race -- Tall tale -- New boy -- Drum, Dorene and Louis -- Someone -- Party -- Tall tale, too -- Going to get Rae -- Drum, Dorene, Louis and Rae -- Rae -- Promise -- Playground -- Friendly four -- Rain -- Fuss -- Punished -- When summer ends -- Let's make a town -- Here comes the truck -- We did it! -- In the town of Goodsummer -- Parade -- At the movies -- At the bank -- At school -- At the office building -- At the library -- At the pet shop -- At the concert hall -- Goodbyes -- Goodbye, Rae -- E-mail -- Goodbye to Goodsummer.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins/Amistad, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060007607
Call Number: j811.54 GREE
Characteristics: 47 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gilchrist, Jan Spivey - Illustrator

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