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Freeman Don : Rainbow of My Own: Rainbow of My Own

Freeman Don : Rainbow of My Own: Rainbow of My Own
 

A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.

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ISBN 9780140503289
Published 14 December 1978 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Freeman, Don
Series Picture Puffin books

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ISBN-13 9780140503289
ISBN-10 0140503285
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 14 December 1978
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Freeman, Don
Series Picture Puffin books
Category Primary / Junior Schools
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rainbow - Fiction.
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 113g
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 267990

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A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.

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Author's Bio

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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