Search Results: "Tomie dePaola"


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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 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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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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LOOK AND BE GRATEFUL by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Thank you, Tomie. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The beloved, Wilder Award-winning illustrator spins a simple paean to gratitude. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF FRANCIS by Tomie dePaola
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Glorious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A beautiful celebration of simplicity and joy for the very youngest children. Read full book review >

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WHY? THE WAR YEARS by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"It's quite a powerful story, and will give its audience time and space to grapple with the question of the title. (Autobiography. 8-12)"
The latest in the 26 Fairmont Avenue series, in which the beloved writer and illustrator recounts his childhood in vignettes almost every child can recognize and derive comfort from, turns rather dark as life sometimes does, even for small children. Read full book review >

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THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"This child cherished his life—even the scary parts, like the presence of polio or the giant Ferris wheel—and young readers will find enormous resonance with their own experiences across the decades of time. (Chapter book. 7-10)"
Another in the utterly engaging series in which dePaola recounts his own childhood; this one ends on a somewhat darker note. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ALL ARE by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2000

"Seldom either shy or down for long, he is or becomes a friend to everyone here, and like the unsympathetic teacher who relents after being presented with a magnificent homemade valentine, readers will find his buoyancy irresistible. (Autobiography. 7-10)"
Picking up his memoir where 26 Fairmount Avenue (1999), left off, dePaola presents a kindergartner's-eye view of his new house, growing family, and increasingly busy life. Read full book review >