By (author) Don Freeman
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Corduroy by Don Freeman
Book DescriptionBack in the 1970's when I was starting out as a writer for young readers, I did my only story for the very young--my only picture book. I showed the story to my Viking Press publisher, George Nicholson. To my surprise, he decided that Viking would take it. Then he said, "If you could have any artist in the world to do the illustrations, who would it be?" Without hesitation, or much hope, I said, "Don Freeman." How well I recall that moment when George Nicholson said, "We can ask him." We did, and Don said he'd like to illustrate my story, but his own books came first in his working schedule. I'd have to wait, and I said I'd wait as long as it took. I might have waited forever, because Don died soon after, too soon. And so our book was one of his last. More than a quarter of a century later, Toby's intrepid visit to Grandma's house is still spurring me on. Two books of mine for somewhat older readers, A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, won the silver and gold John Newbery medals. And what are they about? Two grandkids go off to visit Grandma in her tall and shadowy domain--a big old lady in a big old house full of history and mystery. Now if only Don were here to add the brushwork.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812427110
(231mm x 180mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1976
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Don Freeman
Corduroy's Colors, Hardback (July 2016)
"Based on the character created by Don Freeman"--Page 4 of cover.
Don Freeman Treasury of Animal Stories: Featuring Cyrano the Crow, Flash the Dash and the Turtle and the Dove, Paperback (March 2016)
Three charmingly illustrated tales include Cyrano the Crow, concerning a conceited bird's comeuppance; The Turtle and the Dove, demonstrating the power of friendship; and Flash the Dash, recounting a lazy dog's reformation.
Styling Nature, Hardback (March 2016)
Renowned New York-based floral designer Lewis Miller presents a fresh take on the arrangement and display of flowers-discussing the approach to and the inspiration behind his lavish creations.
Beady Bear, Paperback (October 2015)» View all books by Don Freeman
The kind of book small children will delight in," noted The New York Times of this whimsically illustrated tale of a toy that longs to live like a real bear. Also includes the previously unpublished sequel Beady's Pillow.
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