May I Bring a Friend?

Illustrated by Beni Montresor
LIST PRICE $18.99

About The Book

An imaginative boy brings a surprising array of friends to dine at the palace in this Caldecott Medal–winning picture book.

One day, a small boy receives a very special invitation—the King and the Queen have invited him to the castle for tea. He accepts, with one question: “May I bring a friend?”

“Any friend of our friend is welcome here,” says the King. But their guest’s friend turns out to be someone they never expected!

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers’s rhythmic text and the fantastical, jewellike artwork of Beni Montresor have made this book a favorite for more than twenty-five years.

About The Author

Beatrice Schenk de Regniers is the author of many award-winning books for children, among them May I Bring a Friend?, illustrated by Beni Montresor and winner of the Caldecott Medal; David and Goliath; A Little House of Your Own; Little Sister and the Month Brothers; The Snow Party; and So Many Cats. Formerly a children's book editor, Ms. de Regniers now writes full time. She lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 1, 1971)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689206153
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • ALA Caldecott Medal

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