by Addy Farmer
|Friends celebrate at the SCBWI conference!|
friend - noun
a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. orig. present participle of frēogan, cognate with Gothic frijōn to love
|Harry - in a place of isolation|
|Croc is looking for a friend at Christmas|
I loved the brother sister friendship in I'll Give you the Sun, how it broke down, how each made new friends, before finding each other again. I also loved, as a child, the sibling friendship in Linnets and Valerians. Perhaps it has something to do with not having silblings that this type of friendship always catches me. Nicky Schmidt
Nobody understands you like a friends does ...
“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other good.' Aristotle
|Crispin has everything or does he?|
I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.
(The Tempest 3.1.60-1), Miranda to Ferdinand
There are as many different types of friends as there are characters
|A short-lived but bright-burning friendship between a pig and a spider|
|Max is called stupid and Freak is called Dwarf but together they are unstoppable|
|Pippa Wilson Flora And Ulysses is an absolutely brilliant one to look at.|
|An important story of an unstoppable friendship|
|Not so dumb creatures|
|You don't have to speak the same language to make friends|
School Friends - The first rule of children's books is Kill The Parents/Adults, that leaves your character only one option - make friends. It's a brilliant story arc that works everytime. New school, everyone hates me, make friends. I'm all alone with no one to help me, turn to another child for solidarity. I use this theme again and again. Oh! My secret is out! Jo Franklin
|Friendship does not recognise fences|
|Stephanie Cuthbertson pointed out the friendship in Huck Finn as unconditional with no agenda and no prejudice.|
|Friendship can be stronger than death|
Someone can overcome incredible odds to rescue their friend. In The Snow Queen, small, young, Gerda risks her life and soul to recover her friend, Kay from the Snow Queen.
|A wonderful illustration by the illustrator Amy Chipping|
In the end, friends will not give up on you
"To find out where Jonah had gone, he would have to go there too. One day it would come. He would hear something or see something, and he would know that this was the day. It might be only hours from now, it might be years. But he would know it when it came ... And then, he knew, he would find him."
Story or real-life
A friend will fight for us
Stick up for us
Or close their eyes to our faults ...