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CLEMENT AND HIPPOLYTEare handsome, sharp-witted, and as close as brothers. When Clement falls in love with the enchanting Pauline, he bids Hippolyte to join his quest to court her, and the two friends set out ...
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CLEMENT AND HIPPOLYTEare handsome, sharp-witted, and as close as brothers. When Clement falls in love with the enchanting Pauline, he bids Hippolyte to join his quest to court her, and the two friends set out toward danger and adventure.
Pauline is ward of mysterious Monsieur Zabocat-a plantation owner reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard-and, defying his wishes, Pauline joins her new fiance and his friend on their trek home. But the fruited fields and dark forests they traverse hide dark forces plotting to destroy the couple...and one night-Tam! Tam! Tamtamtam!-the distant sound of a drum lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap that forces to choose between his friends safety and his own.
Robert D. San Souci and Brian Pinkney again combine their talents to bring to life a West Indian folktale that draws upon Africian, European, and South American traditions and imagery. The result is an extraordinary tale of romance, intrigue, and incomparable courage in which the truest of friends remain faithful to the very end.
A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique.
Posted October 17, 2006
Caldecott, Two young men have built a very strong bond like brothers. This story takes place on ¿the island of Martinique¿ with many twists and turns that make it a very exciting story. I think it is very important to let children know that we should be loyal to others in time of need. This story really hits on the true meaning of friendship. A native Californian, Robert D. San Souci was born in San Francisco and raised across the bay in Berkeley. Bibliography San Souci, Robert D. The Faithful Friend. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1995.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2006
This is a wonderful story that you can enjoy over and over. The book teaches you about love and friendship. It shows that acts or kindness and devotation are rewarded. The illustrations are also beautiful. It is a great book to teach your child about kindness, honestly. devotation and love.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.