Author Study – Tomie dePaola

Grade 2 is currently reading and learning about Tomie dePaola, author and illustrator of Strega Nona and many other favorite children’s books.

“Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) has 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.”

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Read more about Tomie dePaola from the following web links:
Tomie dePaola Website
Tomie dePaola from Wikipedia

Watch an interesting interview with Tomie dePaola from

We hope you enjoy reading Tomie dePaola’s fantastic books as much as we do!


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