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Fly High, Fly Low by Don Freeman
Book DescriptionSid the pigeon is very choosy about finding just the right home in the magnificent city of san Francisco. And find it he does, in the loop of a huge b in an electric sign high up on a skyscraper. sid's view of san Francisco is without equal. so sid asks the lovely dove Midge to share his home. but one morning, while Midge is taking her turn sitting on two eggs, disaster strikes. A truck comes and workers take down the letters on the skyscraper one by one. winner of a Caldecott Honor, "Fly High, Fly Low" is a heartwarming story of two birds making a home?and then making another one?in one of America's great cities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142408179
(275mm x 201mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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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.
Spring is Here, Corduroy!, Paperback (January 2016)» View all books by Don Freeman
Spring is in the air! Bask in the; sunshine With Corduroy and friends. You can even plant a beautiful spring garden by decorating the pages with 75 colourful stickers.
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Author Biography - Don Freeman
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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