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Penknife: The Secret of Friendship, The

Country Available: Canada, USA

Best friends: that’s Tim and Mike at the glorious age of six, starting off their first day of school, with many adventures to share on the long road ahead. At least, that’s what Mike thinks. Then Tim breaks his sad news: he has to move to another city.

During recess, Tim is proudly showing Mike his wonderful, gadget-filled penknife when their teacher appears. Mike quickly shoves his friend’s penknife into his pocket, away from her prying eyes. It is not until late that night that Mike realizes he still has Tim’s penknife.

Mike’s heart sinks when he finds Tim’s house empty the next morning. He sets off on a tenacious, action packed quest to return his best friend’s most prized possession.

Humorous, inventive, and well-paced, this delightful film is a charming tribute to childhood friendship. A must for every public library.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Awards:International EMMY: Outstanding Children’s Film Copyright Date: 1993 Length: 90 minutes Library Audience:
  • Children
  • Young Adult
  • Family
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Primary (K-6)
  • Subjects: Language Arts; Guidance and Health; Feature Films Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape