Thy Friend, Obadiah
Author: Brinton Turkle
1970 Caldecott Honor Book
What was a silly seagull doing, following Obadiah around like a pet? It even spent the night roosting on the chimney opposite Obadiah’s bedroom window. Obadiah was annoyed. But on a bitter winter day when Obadiah needed a friend, the seagull wasn’t to be seen, and Obadiah missed it. Then, when the seagull was in trouble and Obadiah was able to help, he suddenly discovered how pleasant it is to make a friend. Glowing pictures of old Nantucket set the scene for a story full of warmth and delightful understanding of the feelings of a very real little boy.
Beautiful Feet Books, in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Brinton Turkle’s grown children–Matilda Rubin, and Haynes and Jonathan Turkle–are delighted to present these new 2018 editions of the Obadiah books for the next generation of readers. Working with Mr. Turkle’s original charcoal and watercolor paintings, we have endeavored to restore the integrity, clarity, and beauty of the artist’s work.
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