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Corduroy : Corduroy - Don Freeman



By: Don Freeman , Don Freeman (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1977
ISBN: 9780140501735
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old

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Two world-renowned children's book creators, Richard Peck and Don Freeman, collaborated on this picture book--the evocative tale of a boy who takes on the monster lurking in his grandma's home. This was one of Don Freeman's last books--after Corduroy, after Dandelion, after he'd won a Caldecott Honor for Fly High Fly Low. It is novelist Richard Peck's only picture book.

He wrote Monster Night about twenty-five years before he won a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, before he won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. Now their beguiling collaboration is once again available, and includes a new introduction, full of warmth and reminiscence, by Richard Peck. It's a classic treat--a deliciously spooky journey through darkness into the comforting, clear light of day.

About The Author

Don Freeman (1908-1978) was a celebrated children's books author and illustrator. His many popular titles also include A Pocket for Corduroy and the Caldecott Honor Winner Fly High, Fly Low.

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Corduroy has donated more than three million dollars to a charity helping children with severe illnesses, disabilities, or traumas. Corduroy hosted Jumpstart's Read for the Record campaign, which raised more than $1.5 million for early education programs. Two million children and adults read the book on the same day.

Corduroy was one of the first books inducted into the Indies Choice Book Awards Picture Book Hall of Fame.

The New York Public Library named Corduroy one of the 100 Great Children's Books from the Last 100 Years.

The National Education Association named Corduroy one of the Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.

School Library Journal named Corduroy one of the Top 100 Picture Books for the 21st Century.

Corduroy's creator, Don Freeman, received the Kerlan Award in recognition of his singular attainments in the creation of children's literature.

Close to 20 million copies of the Corduroy books have sold in the United States and around the world.

A childhood favourite


Has been a favourite since my childhood and still is

South Australia


Wrapped up in Corduroy


I read this story to my baby boy hoping he will grow and show compassion and gentleness just like the honest, delightful little girl in the story! C



Perfect for young children


This is a great book for very young children. Perfect bedtime story with an easy to understand moral dilema that is beautfully solved




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ISBN: 9780140501735
ISBN-10: 0140501738
Series: Corduroy
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st May 1977
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 22.7  x 0.2
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised