Corduroy (Paperback)

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    A picture book classic!

    One of School Library Journal’s "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012)
    One of the National Education Association’s "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

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    ITEM#: 2504159

    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 forThe 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, includingCorduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.
    A picture book classic!

    One of School Library Journal’s "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012)
    One of the National Education Association’s "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

    Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

    Specs

    Dimensions 8X6X1
    ISBN 9780140501735
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls, Puppets
    Format Paperback
    Pages 28
    Publisher Date 1976-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Puffin
    Copyright Year 1968
    Height 7.25 in
    Wdth 9.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.2 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Corduroy
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Freeman, Don

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    • A Winner!

      My 3-year-old absolutely loves this book. I have to read it at least twice before she goes to bed at nights.

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    • Corduroy

      Very sweet story about a who buys a bear in a big department store. The bear has been overlooked because of a slight flaw, but she sees beyond that and takes him home and fixes him up. Good Illustrations.

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