FOUR FRIENDS IN SUMMER
Story and pictures by Tomie dePaola

Published June 2003
Simon & Schuster, New York

ISBN 0-689-85693-8
LC 2002013324
Copyright © 1977, 2003 by Tomie dePaola
7 7/8” (width) x 10 ¼” (height)
Hardcover, Picture Book, 25 pages, unnumbered
Reading Level – Ages 3 up
Adapted from FOUR STORIES FOR FOUR SEASONS

From the book’s flap copy…
     What could be more fun than sunny days with your friends?
     The weather is getting warm and Mister Frog, Mistress Pig, Missy Cat, and Master Dog are looking forward to pleasant days spent in the park, rowing, and tending to their gardens.
     But their plans don’t always turn out the way they think!
     Join Tomie dePaola’s beloved and classic characters as they learn that it doesn’t matter how those carefree days are spent – as long as you’re with your friends!

From SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL…
“In gentle, easy-to-read language, dePaola introduces four friends – Master Dog, Missy Cat, Mistress Pig, and Mister Frog – all colorfully dressed in Victorian garb.”

From THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD online (www.smh.com.au)
“But dePaola can put two dot eyes on a cat’s face at precisely the right Platonic point to make you believe that, somewhere in the world, order and goodness prevail.”

Book Designer – Paula Winicur

Dedication:
     For Charles Massey
     and his summer adventures –
     and, of course, Mario
     – TdeP

About the dedication…
     Charles Massey is a friend who lives in New Hampshire.
     Mario is a friend who lives in Mexico.

Similar books by Tomie dePaola that might interest you…
FOUR FRIENDS IN AUTUMN picture book, Simon & Schuster

FOUR FRIENDS AT CHRISTMAS picture book, Simon & Schuster

FOUR STORIES FOR FOUR SEASONS picture book, Simon & Schuster

MEET THE BARKERS (The Barker Twins™) picture book, G. P. Putnam’s Sons

THE KNIGHT AND THE DRAGON picture book, G. P. Putnam’s Sons

THE QUICKSAND BOOK concept picture book, Holiday House

Other editions of FOUR FRIENDS IN SUMMER:
FOUR STORIES FOR FOUR SEASONS
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1977
Hardcover
ISBN 0-13-330175-3 (out-of-print)

FOUR STORIES FOR FOUR SEASONS
Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), New York, 1994
Paperback
ISBN 0-671-88633-9

 
 
 
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