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Tomie DePaola

  • 5 stars across 55 books
    Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue. The American Library Association said: "His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story." He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
    13th May 2015

    My First Ramadan

    Look! There is the new moon in the sky. It's time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he abserves ... More

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    29th July 2015

    Who Was Beatrix Potter?

    Born into wealth in 1860's London, Beatrix Potter always had a vivid imagination. Her early interests included natural h... More

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    29th February 2016

    Who Was Sojourner Truth?

    Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conduc... More

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    21st April 2008

    The Funny Bunny

    You and your children will fall in love with Flop. Find out what makes Flop so lovable. An inspiring story with colorful... More

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    1st July 2015

    Welcome, Bao Bao

    There's Something New at the National Zoo Is there anything cuter than a baby panda? Bao Bao, the National Zoo's ... More

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