Fly High, Fly Low

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Fly High, Fly Low, a Caldecott Honor book, tells the story of two San Francisco birds who hatch some eggs in a very unconventional place-the letter "B" in the sign on top of the Bay Hotel. But what happens when the sign is taken down? Told with Freeman's typical humor and simplicity, the book features breathtaking vistas of San Francisco.

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1957 Hard cover Very good in fair dust jacket. dj tears, sticker Children/juvenile. 28 cm Caldecott Honor Book

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Don Freeman 1957 Hard cover First edition. 1st ed., second printing. Fine in good dust jacket. Signed by author. Dust jacket in archival Brodart cover. Dj has3-4 tears at spine ... and folds that are minimized by mylar jacket. Author's/artist's warm inscription to friend with drawn self-portrait is on inside of ffep. Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. Audience: Children/juvenile. Book looks great in archival cover. A special copy. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Fly High, Fly Low, a Caldecott Honor book, tells the story of two San Francisco birds who hatch some eggs in a very unconventional place-the letter "B" in the sign on top of the Bay Hotel. But what happens when the sign is taken down? Told with Freeman's typical humor and simplicity, the book features breathtaking vistas of San Francisco.

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Don Freeman's 1957 tale, Fly High, Fly Low, set against the foggy backdrop of San Francisco, charts the city life of Sid and Midge, two pigeons who make their home in the "B" of the Bay Hotel sign. When the building is demolished, Sid frantically searches for his mate and their two eggs. The creator of Corduroy gives the city a charming colored-pencil tribute with portraits of glowing sunsets, the Golden Gate Bridge spanning the shimmering bay and a trolley car cresting a hill. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670322183
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/19/1957
  • Series: Seafarer Ser.
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 20.00 (w) x 20.00 (h) x 20.00 (d)

Meet 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.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    So Sweet

    This book is such a cute book. It deals with two birds that live in San Francisco and they fall in love and start a family in one of the letters on a sign high above the city. The birds fly around the city together and one day while out getting food the sign is being taken down with one of the birds and the eggs/nest still on the letter. The movers see the nest and the bird and decide to place the sign somewhere in the city that needs a new letter and save the home for these birds. When the other one comes back and does not see the sign anymore he sets out in search for the letter and his family. Once reunited they continue to have a happy life together and the babies hatch. It is a very good book to use for people who live in California or for a lesson about California. Also, the birds are made fun of at the beginning so it could be used for showing children about bullying and making fun of others.

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    This is an adventure story with suspense and a happy ending for

    This is an adventure story with suspense and a happy ending for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves with a little help. The beautiful colorful illustrations showing San Francisco are very appealing. A  really nice book with a good story. 

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