May I Bring a Friend? - Beatrice de Regniers and Beni Montresor

Atheneum Books for Young Readers


May I Bring a Friend? by Beatrice de Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor / ISBN 9780689206153 / 48-page hardback, 7.75 x 9.5 inches, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (recent printing of a book published in 1964)

It's nice to finally have something in stock by Beni Montresor.


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.

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