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Four Friends in Summer

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

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!

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he wrote and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyThe Legend of Old BefanaThe Clown of GodMichael Bird-BoyAndy, That’s My Name; and the New York Times bestseller Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at Tomie.com.

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he wrote and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a SissyThe Legend of Old BefanaThe Clown of GodMichael Bird-BoyAndy, That’s My Name; and the New York Times bestseller Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at Tomie.com.

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