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Space Witch af Don Freeman
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Space Witch (udgave 1979)

af Don Freeman (Forfatter)

Serier: Tilly the Witch (1)

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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.… (mere)
Medlem:mikeandmeredith
Titel:Space Witch
Forfattere:Don Freeman (Forfatter)
Info:Puffin Books (1979), 48 pages
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Tilly Ipswitch, Queen of Halloween, returns from a visit to the planetarium with a copy of the book, What Every Space Traveler Ought to Know, and decides that she and her cat will journey into outer space, in order to find new worlds, full of people they can frighten. With a hand-made spacecraft powered by jet-black magic, Tilly and a very unwilling Kit head for the stars, but when they run out of fuel, they crash land in a most unexpected place...

Somehow, I got turned around, when it comes to Don Freeman's two picture-books about this witch, assuming that this was a sequel to his Tilly Witch, which I read first. As it turns out, Space Witch was first published in 1959, a good ten years before Tilly Witch, so I read them in the wrong order. In any case, although I enjoyed this a tad more than the other, I can't say that Tilly Ipswitch comes even close to being one of my favorite witchy characters, or (despite the sincere recommendations and warnings of friends) that I feel very strongly about her at all. Recommended primarily to those who like the character, or who are interested in Don Freeman's work. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 22, 2013 |
Pretty cute story of a semi-incompetent witch and her cat and their trip out into the Milky Way. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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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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