Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julian each have a story to tell about how they became friends: Noah was (the accidental) best man at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather; Nadia saved a nest of baby turtles; Ethan recounts how he could not let Julian face disaster alone. And Julian? He valued something important in himself and saw it in the other three: kindness and the ability to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. So between the pages of Alice's "Adventures in Wonderland" he sent the others an invitation to afternoon tea...which is where you'll find them every Saturday.
E. L. Konigsburg made a remarkable debut in children's books by winning the prestigious Newbery Medal for her book, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She is also the author of Silent to the Bone and The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place. She lives in Florida, USA.