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ISBN13: 9780140501735
ISBN10: 0140501738
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A picture book classic!

 

One of School Library Journals "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012) 

One of the National Education Associations "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 childs friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

Synopsis:

A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he's always wanted most of all.

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Corduroy (PB)

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Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.

About the Author

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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lovewriter, October 25, 2009 (view all comments by lovewriter)
"Corduroy" is a true classic that any child who has ever loved a teddy bear or a doll will enjoy. Beautiful illustrations and a wonderful storyline make for a very entertaining book that they will always remember.
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Kelly G, October 3, 2009 (view all comments by Kelly G)
My son and I both enjoyed this book when he was a preschooler, and last year, I participated with my 5th grade students in setting a world record: a half million people read this book on October 7, 2008, in an effort promoted by Jumpstart, a literacy organization. "Corduroy" turned 40 last year.

Corduroy is a plush toy on a department store shelf. Lisa is drawn to him, but her mother only sees that he's missing a button. Corduroy leaves his shelf that night after closing to search for it. The illustrations show the reader how a big department store might appear to a little person (or bear).

There's at least one sequel: A Pocket for Corduroy, which I remember as more colorful in illustration. Corduroy has the story you want, however.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140501735
Author:
Freeman, Don
Publisher:
Puffin Books
production Music:
Daniel A. Burwasser.
Author:
National Geographic Learning
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Teddy Bears
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Bears
Subject:
Children's Baby - Picturebooks
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Spanish language materials
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
bear; teddy bears; friendship; multicultural; picture book; stuffed animals; animals; toys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series:
Corduroy
Series Volume:
194
Publication Date:
September 1976
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7.03x8.91x.10 in. .21 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him, he finds what he's always wanted most of all.
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Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.
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