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May I Bring a Friend?

Written by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers & illustrated by Beni Montresor
Published by Aladdin Books
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Apr 12, 1974
Publication Date
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Pages
3-7
Target Age

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Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is May I Bring a Friend?

Themes:
royalty
animals
Categories:
caldecott
classics
funny and humorous
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780689713538
Publication Date:
April 12, 1974
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
89015087
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
20016033
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0689713533
Lexile® Level:
NP600L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
5525
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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