FOUR FRIENDS IN AUTUMN
Story and pictures by Tomie dePaola

Published September 2004
Simon & Schuster, New York

ISBN 0-689-85980-5
LC 2002013323
Copyright © 1977, 2004 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 publisher’s catalog…
     Autumn is Mistress Pig’s favorite season, and she wants to celebrate the bright colors and cool weather with a wonderful feast for her friends.  Mister Frog, Missy Cat, and Master Dog can’t wait to taste all the delicious food.  But why is it taking so long for Mistress Pig to finish cooking?  As their tummies start to growl, the friends decide to go into the kitchen to help.  But Mistress Pig has already eaten the whole meal herself!  What are the friends to do?  How about heading to their favorite restaurant instead?
     In this delightful tale adapted from FOUR STORIES FOR FOUR SEASONS, join Tomie dePaola’s beloved characters as they realize that every meal tastes better when served with a healthy dollop of friendship.

From SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL…
“Signature dePaola illustrations, featuring cartoon characters with expressive faces, highlight this simple yet very funny story.”

Book Designer – Lucy Ruth Cummins

Dedication:
     For Barbara and Don Elleman,
     who will be having autumn in
     New England from now on

About the dedication…
     Barbara Elleman wrote TOMIE dePAOLA, HIS ART & HIS STORIES.
     Don is her husband.

Similar books by Tomie dePaola that might interest you…
FOUR FRIENDS IN SUMMER 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

BONJOUR, MR. SATIE picture book, G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Other editions of FOUR FRIENDS IN AUTUMN:
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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