The Noonday Friends Author:Mary Stolz, Louis S. Glanzman (Illustrator) Living in New York City--in Greenwich Village--should be exciting. Franny dreams of being rich and becoming a ballerina. She doesn't get to share her dreams with too many friends because she must take care of her little brother while her mother works. She doesn't get to play after school. Will her noonday friends be all she ever has?