The Friend

  • Title: The Friend
  • Author: Sarah Stewart David Small
  • ISBN: 9780374324636
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Friend From the beloved husband and wife team of The Gardener a Caldecott Honor BookAnnabelle Bernadette Clementine DoddWas a good little girl though decidedly odd Belle lived every day as if she were grow
    From the beloved husband and wife team of The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor BookAnnabelle Bernadette Clementine DoddWas a good little girl, though decidedly odd.Belle lived every day as if she were grown She thought she could do everything all on her own.Lucky for Belle, she has a friend at home, a caregiver named Beatrice Smith Bea who keeps a close eye on her so shFrom the beloved husband and wife team of The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor BookAnnabelle Bernadette Clementine DoddWas a good little girl, though decidedly odd.Belle lived every day as if she were grown She thought she could do everything all on her own.Lucky for Belle, she has a friend at home, a caregiver named Beatrice Smith Bea who keeps a close eye on her so she doesn t get into too much mischief Through the week Belle helps Bea as she does chores or shops or bakes, and at the end of most days they head to the beach Belle and Bea, hand in hand, by the sea But one afternoon Belle sneaks outside to play all alone, and something happens that changes her life forever A lyrical rhymed text and pictures that pack emotion combine to present powerful portraits of a girl and her loving guardian.

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    About Sarah Stewart David Small


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Wife of famed illustrator, David Small, Sarah Stewart has written a number of children s books She grew up in Texas, and lives in Michigan with her husbandcmillan author sarahs


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    1. After reading the dedication and seeing the photo in the locket at the end of the book, this is obviously a biographical account.I really liked this book. The illustrations are spectacular and the rhyming story with a good amount of repetition is engaging. But, I felt very sad for the little girl and very angry for both the little girl and her woman caregiver/housekeeper. Maybe this is meant to be a lovingly told, happy story, but it bugged me that a (probably underpaid) paid caregiver is the pa [...]

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    2. With gorgeous watercolor illustrations and a heartfelt and lyrical narrative, this is a touching tribute to a woman who saved the life of a child, both literally and figuratively. Part dedication, part social commentary, this story shows how parenting is more than contributing sperm and egg to make a baby. How being a constant presence in a child's life is more important than what money can buy. And it also speaks to the tremendous pressures of single parenting - how a willful child and a moment [...]

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    3. The illustrations in this book make it clear that the main character, Belle, is a very rich, and very lonely; a girl who is left alone all day with only the housekeeper, Bea, to provide companionship. The two form a loving duo, doing chores and walking to the sea together every day, until the day that Belle decides to take off by herself, perhaps leaving Bea unable to save her. At first I wasn't sure what to make of this book, it felt quite stereotypical, the African American housekeeper, the sp [...]

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    4. The Friend was one of the most meaningful books I have ever read. It is about a little girl named Annabelle Bernadette Clementine Dodd. She has a rich mother and father who are too busy to take care of her, so she is basically raised by Beatrice Smith, who is the help. This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader through every day of the week, explaining what chores Belle helps Bea with. At the end of every day they go to the Sea and play. Near the end of the book, the story takes a turn w [...]

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    5. Such a wonderful little girl is Annabelle Bernadette Clementine Dodd is and her wonderful friend Beatrice Smith, the maid. A true story of the effect people have on our lives.

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    6. This tells the story of a young girl named Annabelle Bernadette Clementine Dodd or "Belle," whose parents are too busy to spend much time with her. She spends her days with the family housekeeper, Beatrice Smith or "Bea." Every day after working they go down to the beach together. However, one day Belle goes on her own and something happens that changes her life forever.

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    7. The ending was a bit abrupt.

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    8. If the end doesn't bring you to tears, you may possibly have no heart. Beautiful book.

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    9. This review also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.Annabelle Bernadette Clementine Dodd (“Belle”) has busy parents who are hardly ever home, but she is lucky to be good friends with the family’s housekeeper, Bea, who is always there for her, especially in a moment of great danger.The pictures tell us what the text does not - that Belle is a Caucasian child, and Bea is an African-American woman. They also give us a wonderful sense of Bea’s personality. Her facial expressions reveal her [...]

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    10. I get the strong impression that this book was autobiographical in a sense. I'm certain that it was based on a real person, as evidenced by the heart locket photograph and the dedication that Stewart makes. I suspect that Sarah Stewart was Belle. In any case, I loved this book. The rhyming text tells of a girl, Belle, who is essentially raised by a woman, Bea, hired to run the house and care for the girl while the girl's parents are gone. It certainly doesn't paint a favorable portrait of the pa [...]

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    11. Lucky me; a friend just brought this to me-- a beautiful story written in rhyme that shows a loving relationship between a little girl and the family housekeeper, Belle and Bea. The parents are often away working, in my mind missing out on all the delights of childhood. Each day of the week, the regular chores are done, and even then the girl makes more of them in play. For instance, when the wash is being hung on the line, Belle makes clothespin bouquets Bea always responding with a loving comm [...]

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    12. This charming story told in rhyme is the story of a stand by (the housekeeper) for a too-busy mother and a never at home father. The theme of friendship between Belle and Bea is shown in how they interact with each other. Each day of the week a different hosehold chore is tackled, and then the two spend time at the beach doing favorite things. Ufortunately, this book by the award winning husband/wife team David Small and Sarah Stewart is out-of-print.Recommend this book to readers of all ages, e [...]

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    13. A lovely, enchanting story of Belle and her best friend Bea. Although Belle is a child, and Bea is the family's housekeeper, they share a special bond. With a mother too busy, and a father often away, Belle and Bea are a team which lovingly and carefully completes their chores so they can journey down to the sea each day hand-in-hand. When near disaster strikes, Bea is comforted by the caring of Belle.A loving portrayal of a connection between two people which is stronger than the traditional fa [...]

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    14. This story is about a little girl names Anabelle who finds her love and family in their nanny Bea. Her parents are not around, but Bea is and she teaches her amazing things and gives Anabelle a type of love that she never could find anywhere else. Bea saves her life and Anabelle forever remembers and loves what Bea had done for her. This story can talk about how love and family doesn't always mean by blood and it can also be a great book to talk about different types of lifestyles. This book use [...]

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    15. This is a really cute story about a girl and her close relationship with her nanny. The illustrations are watercolor I believe, and very vibrant. I really like this story because a lot of kids have hectic families and may not be very close to their parents, but may have someone outside of the family who they have a close relationship with. It also shows that friendships can come at all ages and seeing characteristics that each kind of person can bring to a friendship.

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    16. CIP: With Mom too busy and Dad away much of the time, Belle finds companionship with a housekeeper who after each day's work takes Belle "hand in hand" to the beach.My notes: The illustrations and storyline are very excellent. It tells of a little girl whose parents are never home and her only friend is the housekeeper. At the beach the girl almost drowns, but Bea saves her. Then the last page is of Belle when she is older remembering her good friend Bea.Audio CD

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    17. The team of Stewart and Small is dependably produces work of considerable quality. The Friend, however, is the height of their duel genius, to me. Each page is more expressive than the last, culminating in the most moving moment of all - young Belle's rescue. This is a book for any patron who wants a good picture book, for storytimes about friendship, for patrons who want picture books in verse, anyone looking for incredible illustration.

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    18. This is a story in honor of a caregiver. Bea (the nanny and housekeeper) and Belle, her sometimes assistant, worked throughout the week, doing household chores and projects. Each day ended with a trip to the beach. Until one day Belle decided to head to the beach on her own. Bea noticed just in time and was able to save Belle from a disastrous wave. Told in rhyme, this story honors the friendship between a caregiver and the one receiving care.

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    19. Friendship is an enormous issue in elementary schoolds form cliques and do their best to fit in and feel like they belong. Opportunities to have dialogues about what true friendship means are few and far between. This book is the perfect opportunity. The Friend will show children what a good friend is and how valuable friendship can be. Tears came to my eyes at the end of this story and I don't doubt that you'll be touched by this semi-autobiographical tale as well.

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    20. This heartwarming tribute by the author to her childhood nanny is filled with tenderness. She dedicates the book "to all the people across the world who have saved the lives of children by paying attention when others did not--but especially to Ola Beatrice Smith". David Small's sensitive illustrations capture the daily tedium, the patient moments, and the heroism perfectly.Too long to share in a library story time, this book needs to be enjoyed at home.

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    21. The team of Stewart and Small dependably produces work of considerable quality. The Friend, however, is the height of their duel genius, to me. Each page is more expressive than the last, culminating in the most moving moment of all - young Belle's rescue. This is a book for any patron who wants a good picture book, for storytimes about friendship, for patrons who want picture books in verse, anyone looking for incredible illustration.

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    22. Absolutely stunning. What beautiful friendship and love exist between little Belle and her devoted housekeeper Bea. Reminds us that spending time with a child is everything even when doing the most mundane chores. Connection, warmth, love . . . Found this book at the library and now want my own copy. The combination of Sarah Stewart and David Small continues to astound me.

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    23. The Friend is one of those books that is just beautifully written about maid and a little girl who do everything together as in the chores that the maid does. But they always make time for the beach and spending time together. Great book about friendship and love between a maid and a little girl.

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    24. Wow, what a wonderfully, sweet story that took a huge risk with Belle at the end. It felt like such a big, dramatic moment in the midst of a story that maybe didn't need such a moment. But, upon reflection, I like that risk, like the big drama that appears out of nowhere, the desperate hug that follows.

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    25. 30 months - very well written and illustrated. Author and illustrator are able to convey more than just word and pictures in this one, it doesn't hurt that it was written from the heart. Maybe even a true story? I would read this one over and over.

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    26. This was a really well-written, interesting book. Of course, David Small's illustrations were wonderful. I enjoyed it, but am just not sure kids will enjoy it. It reads more like a childrens' book for adults.

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    27. A bittersweet and gorgeously illustrated story about a young girl with parents too busy to care who has a wonderful housekeeper/nanny who is is her best friend. Day after day they do chores and spend time at the ocean - Bea event takes Belle to her church on Sunday.

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    28. I love this author! This book is a little more mature and serious at the end than her others. The Library is one of my all-time favorite children's books. I used to have long hair, and I told my students I was the main character. :)

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    29. This books is about a little girl who has a special bond with her housekeeper. Belle helps Bea with the chores and cooking, and they go together to the sea.This book is adorable. It makes me want to live in it and be these characters. Recommended for kids ages 3 to 7.

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    30. A story about friendship, the illustrations are fabulous!

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