Four Friends in Autumn

Four Friends in Autumn

by Tomie dePaola

Hardcover(First Edition)

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It's a beautiful fall day — perfect for dinner with friends. But will it ever be time to eat?
It's autumn!
The air is cool and crisp, and the leaves have changed to bright golds and reds.
Mistress Pig wants to celebrate her favorite season by cooking a big 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 come out of the kitchen?
You'll never believe what happened to dinner!
Join Tomie dePaola's beloved characters as they realize that every meal tastes better when served with a healthy dollop of friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689859809
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 08/24/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,224,625
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola is 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) for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, 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, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at and


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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Four Friends in Autumn 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lleighton05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Critique: Genre: This story contains different animals that talk and have human characteristics. They dress up and have feelings, just like humans. It could not take place because of that, yet the author makes the feelings of the characters very real. Plot: The plot of this story does not progress very rapidly. The climax occurs when the characters walk in to the kitchen and realize that the piggy has eaten the entire dinner. However, I feel like the story is missing parts and the transitions from one event to another are either non-existant or unclear. The problem to the story is quickly resolved by the animals going out to dinner. The only suspension is created when the animals are unsure of what is taking piggy so long to cook the dinner. Media: watercolor
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three friends come over to Pigs for dinner, when Pig disappears into the kitchen the Friends are excited for some good food. After waiting and waiting they grow impatient and find Pig in the kitchen after having eaten everyones dinner. But it is okay they all go out instead.