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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: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0670538043I3N00
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 Juvenile, 1974. Condition: Fair. 1st. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP89022599
Book Description Viking Press, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Illustrated by Don Freeman (illustrator). 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Color Illustrations; Stated First edition with correct accompanying number line. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. Sturdy Library Binding (but not ex-library copy). The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's large black marker name on the front pastedown page. "Throughout Don Freeman's career, he was the writer and illustrator of more than 20 children's books. He is best known for his publication of Corduroy. Although he came up with many of his ideas on his own, his wife Lydia Freeman contributed greatly to his success; indeed, she co-wrote two books with him, Chuggy and the Blue Caboose and Pet of the Met. She was very influential on her husband's work, as he relied on her for inspiration for his pieces. He would read his work aloud to her as well as any children around in order to gain feedback on a particular piece. Lydia too became a well-known artist in her later life. In his autobiography "Come One, Come All! Don humorously admits that of the two, she was the better (watercolor) artist." (from Wikipedia). Seller Inventory # A37815
Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0670538043
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. A small boy goes through the television screen for a party with the puppets from his favorite program and is asked to stay. Seller Inventory # 095334