Tomie dePaola


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in Meriden, Connecticut, The United States
September 15, 1934

Died
March 30, 2020

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Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) was best known for his books for children.

He had a five-decade writing and illustrating career during which he published more than 270 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.

Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.
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Day Six of the August, 2020, Peace Novena

Think and say the word, or think and say “Peace.”




























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Strega Nona

4.25 avg rating — 83,156 ratings — published 1975 — 39 editions
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The Legend of the Bluebonnet

4.19 avg rating — 5,377 ratings — published 1983 — 20 editions
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The Legend of the Indian Pa...

4.18 avg rating — 4,488 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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The Art Lesson

4.23 avg rating — 4,009 ratings — published 1989 — 15 editions
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The Clown of God

4.23 avg rating — 2,885 ratings — published 1978 — 17 editions
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Nana Upstairs and Nana Down...

4.32 avg rating — 2,852 ratings — published 1973 — 16 editions
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26 Fairmount Avenue (26 Fai...

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The Legend of the Poinsettia

4.20 avg rating — 2,576 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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Pancakes for Breakfast

4.09 avg rating — 1,957 ratings — published 1978 — 12 editions
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The Knight and the Dragon

4.16 avg rating — 1,617 ratings — published 1980 — 13 editions
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“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”
Tomie dePaola

“In a town in Calabria, a long time ago, there lived an old lady everyone called Strega Nona, which meant "Grandma Witch".”
Tomie dePaola, Strega Nona

“The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine.
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And fortune said it should be you.”
Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose

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