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Norman the Doorman - (Picture Puffin Books) by Don Freeman (Paperback)

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Norman the Doorman - (Picture Puffin Books) by  Don Freeman (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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About the Book



Originally published: New York: Viking Press, 1959.



Book Synopsis



From the author of perennial favorite Corduroy comes a charming tale of a marvelously talented mouse

"Norman is a doorman. He is also a mouse. Most important of all, he is a sculptor, particularly gifted in his manipulation of mousetraps into mobiles. This story, set in a museum, boasts illustrations of rare charm and quality. And the world of art lovers, exhibit openings, and mousedom, portrayed in Don Freeman's delicious pastels, will enchant children and delight the most sophisticated of parents."--Kirkus Reviews



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.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.99 Inches (H) x 9.42 Inches (W) x .2 Inches (D)
Weight: .47 Pounds
Suggested Age: 2-5 Years
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Series Title: Picture Puffin Books
Publisher: Puffin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Don Freeman
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 1989
TCIN: 11719815
UPC: 9780140502886
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-3472
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.2 inches length x 9.42 inches width x 7.99 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.47 pounds
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