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    Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.

    Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows for The New York Times and The Herald Tribune. This shift was helped along, in no small part, by a rather heartbreaking incident: he lost his trumpet. One evening, he was so engrossed in sketching people on the subway, he simply forgot it was sitting on the seat beside him. This new career turned out to be a near-perfect fit for Don, though, as he had always loved the theater.

    He was introduced to the world of children’s literature when William Saroyan asked him to illustrate several books. Soon after, he began to write and illustrate his own books, a career he settled into comfortably and happily. Through his writing, he was able to create his own theater: "I love the flow of turning the pages, the suspense of what's next. Ideas just come at me and after me. It's all so natural. I work all the time, long into the night, and it's such a pleasure. I don't know when the time ends. I've never been happier in my life!"

    Don died in 1978, after a long and successful career. He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.

    Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.
    Corduroy, a lonely bear in green overalls, must first find his lost button before he can be Lisa's very own bear

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    ISBN 9780140542523
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls, Puppets
    Format Paperback
    Pages 30
    Publisher Date 1990-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 1988
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 7.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language Spanish
    Series Name Corduroy
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Freeman, Don

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      I was excited to see that Cordoroy was available at Overstock.com. However, I thought this book was written in English. I was disappointed when I received it to find out that it was written in Spanish. I thought about returning it/exchanging it, but the cost to return it was more than the book itself! I ended up donating the book to a local library. It would be helpful if the description of the item(s) was more clearly written and more visable on the page.

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