The Friendly Four
by Eloise Greenfield
illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
The lonely summer becomes quite eventful for Drummond when he makes three new friends. The book is about the summer adventures of "the friendly four." They build their very own town named Goodsummer, with a population of four. Although the friendly four knew they would be separated for one another for the fall, winter, and spring, they looked forward to next summer and the return of Goodsummer!