Search Results: "Tomie dePaola"


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TOMIE DePAOLA'S BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES by Tomie dePaola
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 27, 1990

"Index to Bible texts."
A selection of the best. known stories from the Creation to the Resurrection, nicely rounded by concluding with 1 Corinthians 13 and a psalm of praise. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Treat young readers and listeners who enjoyed Kevin Hawkes's North Country excursion Wicked Big Toddlah (June 2007) to these further glimpses of a distinctive regional culture. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In affectionate tribute to rural New England, his home for the past 35 years, dePaola offers four short character tales, one per season, with six even shorter tourist anecdotes interspersed: "Have you lived here your whole life?" Read full book review >

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TOMIE DEPAOLA'S BOOK OF POEMS by Tomie dePaola
POETRY
Released: Oct. 20, 1988

"These are good, popular poems from the usual obvious sources, and this makes an attractive collection for browsing or sharing with a young child."
A pleasant, undemanding collection of 86 poems, most of them already familiar, in large format with generous use of white space. Read full book review >

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TOMIE DEPAOLA'S FAVORITE NURSERY TALES by Tomie dePaola
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 26, 1986

"For memorable storytelling, however, it will never replace the collections done by Rockwell and Rojankovsky."
This collection of favorite stories for the youngest appears as a companion to the author/illustrator's Mother Goose, which was published last year. Read full book review >

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TOMIE DEPAOLA'S BOOK OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS by Tomie dePaola
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1987

"Certain to be one of the prolific author-illustrator's most popular."
A perfect collection of 32 carols, mostly familiar, with words and music printed large enough for sharing around the piano and with simple arrangements suitable for accompaniment or part singing. Read full book review >

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JACK by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Adults who have been through the ordeal of a fixer-upper may appreciate the ending more than kids, but everyone will enjoy the fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new tale from dePaola is always a reason to cheer, and this riff on "Jack" tale variants will bring smiles. Read full book review >

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A NEW BARKER IN THE HOUSE by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Focusing more on the challenges of meeting someone who speaks a different language than on adjusting to a new sibling, this latest episode in the Barkers' adventures is a welcome, timely addition to the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Barker family (Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School, 2001) is back, and they're adopting a child. Read full book review >

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STREGA NONA TAKES A VACATION by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Don't miss 'La gloria di Strega Nona' on the back cover, where Strega Nona does a Botticelli Venus with Big Anthony and Bambolona tossing flowers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's an inexhaustible sweetness to dePaola's Strega Nona stories, and this is no exception (Night of Las Posedas, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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DAYS OF THE BLACKBIRD by Tomie dePaola
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 1997

"Fresco-style artwork—the colors washed and clean—accompanies this testament to friendship, fidelity, and generosity; fittingly, the story radiates warmth. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The indefatigable dePaola (Strega Nona, p. 1160, etc.) weighs in with another of his entertaining historical interpretations. Read full book review >

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STREGA NONA HER STORY by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Clearly, she and dePaola know plenty about labors of love. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This warm and affable prequel to Strega Nona (1975) is a biography of the Italian sorcerer. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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STREGA NONA MEETS HER MATCH by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Fans of the good witch won't want to miss this predictable but appealingly mellow sequel (the witches part amicably, and Anthony never knows quite how he helped), while dePaola's comical, beautifully composed illustrations are a pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When fashionably dressed Strega Amelia visits, Strega Nona welcomes her, but her hospitality is poorly rewarded. Read full book review >