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A Rainbow of My Own Paperback – December 14, 1978
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About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
It is about a little boy who runs outside after a rainstorm to try to find a rainbow. After he fails to find it, he imagines that one appears in front of him, swirling and whirling around him, to let him know that it wants to play. They then play hide and seek (and the rainbow hides in a flower bed, of course), and other games. The boy returns home to find that the sun is making a prism with the goldfish bowl in his bedroom, so that there is a rainbow on his bedroom wall (a rainbow of his very own).
The tale is very simple and charming, and the illustrations are great, so that kids of all ages will love it. I highly recommend this book for any boy or girl.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don Freeman's books are classics. I'm nearly 40 years old and I still have my copy of Freeman's "The Paper Party" which I read to my kids to this day. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Saige L
beatufiul book.... if your child is of the age of 3,4,5 ...whatever, and loves rainbows? Get this one. It's great. Oh, & get it along with the rainbow projector nightlight thingy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael L. Gaither
My grand daughter loved this book. I also bought her a rainbow fixture that illuminates the rainbow across her ceiling.Published 4 months ago by gmalg3
Rainbows are my favorite so I purchased this book to read to my great niece. The colors of the rainbow are beautiful and the story is fun! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cindy Louchart
Bought this for my daughter as a birthday present. Absolutely adorablePublished 6 months ago by kristi james