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26 Fairmount Avenue / Tomie dePaola.

By: DePaola, Tomie, 1934-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999Description: 56 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 039923246X; 9780399232466.Other title: Twenty-six Fairmont Avenue.Subject(s): DePaola, Tomie, 1934- -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature | DePaola, Tomie, 1934- -- Homes and haunts -- Connecticut -- Meriden -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Meriden (Conn.) -- Intellectual life -- Juvenile literature | Meriden (Conn.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: 26 Fairmount Avenue.; Online version:: 26 Fairmount Avenue.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B LOC classification: PS3554.E11474 | Z473 1999Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2000, ALA Notable Children's Book, 2000.Summary: Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
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Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.

Newbery Honor Book, 2000, ALA Notable Children's Book, 2000.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4 Tomie dePaola's loving recollections of his childhood - 26 Fairmount Avenue, Here We All Are, On My Way, and What a Year (Putnam, 1999-2002) come to life in this delightful audiobook. The author reads his own works, and it is clear from his voice that writing these books was a true labor of love. The tone is conversational as dePaola takes listeners back to another time when "Little Orphan Annie" was on the radio and doctors made house calls. His large extended family - both Irish and Italian - are featured in these stories, but the hero is clearly little Tomie. He exults in a starring role in a dance recital, dresses up as Snow White for Halloween, and has the occasional run-in with his teachers who insist on spelling his name "Tommy." There are tense moments here, as Tomie's little sister battles pneumonia, and joyous celebrations when the family moves to Fairmount Avenue. The entire production, including original music and a closing interview with the author/illustrator, is extremely well done. It offers listeners, both young and old, a warm glimpse of a loving family. It also provides insights into the background that influenced dePaola's later work. -Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. <p> He has written and/or illustrated more than 270 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, Meet the Barkers, Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, and Oliver Button Is a Sissy. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums. <p> Tomie dePaola died on March 30, 2020 because of complications he had from surgery after a fall. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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