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A small boy goes through the television screen for a party with the puppets from his favorite program and is asked to stay.
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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.
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Book Description Penguin Young Readers Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0670538043I5N00
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1974. Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP89022599
Book Description Viking Juvenile. Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Acceptable dust jacket. Writing inside. Seller Inventory # N13D-00450
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1974. Condition: Fair. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP98034194
Book Description Viking, New York, 1974. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Don Freeman (illustrator). 1st Edition. HBDJ, 1974, First Edition Stated. with full number line GOOD+/VG-, EX-LIBRARY Usual wear, Rub, STAMP ETC, This is a well-read copy with usual XL marks, Pocket, Tape. Dust jacket is pretty presentable but has label at spine , OBLONG 10.5 X 8.25 IN. Color Pictorial cvr Duplicates DJ Illustration with TAPE RESIDUE on front corners, UNPAGINATED, , we are having a party tonite & we want you to be our guest so he let down a little Red Ladder so he climbed into television set leaving his dogPeetza asleep on the rug. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 28549
Book Description Viking Press, 1974. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First Printing with full number line. Flawless copy bound in pictorial boards in nice jacket with small tear/chip at crown, faintly sunned spine and $6.95 flap price. Exceptional collectible condition. Seller Inventory # 095334