Tomie dePaola


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

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Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children.
He's been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 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 and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.
He lives in New London, New Hampshire with his new Airedale dog, Brontë.

Average rating: 4.14 · 139,684 ratings · 7,305 reviews · 316 distinct worksSimilar authors
Strega Nona

4.23 avg rating — 75,052 ratings — published 1975 — 35 editions
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The Legend of the Bluebonnet

4.18 avg rating — 4,935 ratings — published 1983 — 19 editions
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The Legend of the Indian Pa...

4.17 avg rating — 4,155 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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The Art Lesson

4.22 avg rating — 3,655 ratings — published 1989 — 15 editions
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The Clown of God

4.22 avg rating — 2,642 ratings — published 1978 — 16 editions
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Nana Upstairs and Nana Down...

4.31 avg rating — 2,594 ratings — published 1973 — 16 editions
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26 Fairmount Avenue (26 Fai...

3.86 avg rating — 2,598 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
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The Legend of the Poinsettia

4.19 avg rating — 2,199 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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Pancakes for Breakfast

4.08 avg rating — 1,698 ratings — published 1978 — 12 editions
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The Knight and the Dragon

4.16 avg rating — 1,410 ratings — published 1980 — 10 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".”
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