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Tomie dePaola (1934–2020)

Autore di Strega Nona

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Sull'Autore

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. He has written and/or illustrated more than 270 books mostra altro 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. Tomie dePaola died on March 30, 2020 because of complications he had from surgery after a fall. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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Opere di Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona (1975) 6,374 copie
The Legend of the Bluebonnet (1983) 3,478 copie
The Art Lesson (1989) 2,645 copie
The Cloud Book (1975) 2,213 copie
Pancakes for Breakfast (1978) 2,177 copie
26 Fairmount Avenue (1999) 2,025 copie
The Popcorn Book (1978) 1,911 copie
Charlie Needs a Cloak (1973) 1,785 copie
The Legend of the Poinsettia (1994) 1,753 copie
The Clown of God (1978) 1,591 copie
The Knight and the Dragon (1980) 1,408 copie
Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose (1985) 1,290 copie
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona (1986) 1,267 copie
Now One Foot, Now the Other (1981) 1,164 copie
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons (1982) 1,096 copie
Strega Nona’s Harvest (2009) 981 copie
Strega Nona Meets Her Match (1993) 978 copie
Oliver Button Is a Sissy (1979) 946 copie
Strega Nona: Her Story (1996) 817 copie
The Legend of Old Befana (1980) 799 copie
The Baby Sister (1996) 764 copie
Tom (1993) 747 copie
Adelita (2002) 720 copie
Country Angel Christmas (1995) 665 copie
Big Anthony: His Story (1998) 660 copie
Bill and Pete (1978) 627 copie
The Night of Las Posadas (1999) 587 copie
The Quicksand Book (1977) 563 copie
Jingle the Christmas Clown (1992) 553 copie
Tony's Bread (1989) 542 copie
My First Thanksgiving (1992) 523 copie
The Bubble Factory (1996) 506 copie
Andy That's My Name (1973) 485 copie
My First Chanukah (1989) 473 copie
Bonjour, Mr. Satie (1991) 450 copie
The Miracles of Jesus (1987) 444 copie
Tomie's Little Mother Goose (1997) 412 copie
An Early American Christmas (1987) 410 copie
The Parables of Jesus (1987) 393 copie
Days of the Blackbird (1997) 353 copie
Kit and Kat (1994) 297 copie
Bill and Pete to the Rescue (1998) 278 copie
My First Easter (1991) 269 copie
The Lady of Guadalupe (1980) 263 copie
My First Halloween (1991) 262 copie
Strega Nona's Gift (2011) 253 copie
My First Passover (1990) 245 copie
Boss For a Day (2001) 240 copie
Too Many Bunnies (Trade) (1989) 232 copie
The Birds of Bethlehem (2012) 220 copie
The Kids' Cat Book (1979) 217 copie
My First Christmas (1989) — Autore — 216 copie
Mary: The Mother of Jesus (1995) 200 copie
Michael Bird-Boy (1975) 199 copie
Christmas Remembered (2006) 174 copie
Christopher: The Holy Giant (1994) 167 copie
The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog (1981) — Illustratore — 163 copie
Stagestruck (2005) 154 copie
Quiet (2018) 150 copie
Queen Esther (1750) 146 copie
T-Rex Is Missing! (2002) 144 copie
I'm Still Scared (2006) 143 copie
A New Barker in the House (2002) 129 copie
Look and Be Grateful (2015) 117 copie
The Song of Francis (2009) 110 copie
The Christmas Pageant (1978) 109 copie
Tomie's Baa Baa Black Sheep (2004) 101 copie
Santa's Crash-Bang Christmas (1977) — Illustratore — 96 copie
Marianna May and Nursey (1983) 94 copie
Four Friends in Autumn (2004) 92 copie
Strega Nona Does It Again (2013) 88 copie
My Mother Is So Smart (2010) 87 copie
The Cat on the Dovrefell: A Christmas Tale (2021) — Illustratore — 82 copie
My First Songs (2010) 81 copie
Angels, Angels Everywhere (2005) 79 copie
The Wind and the Sun (1972) 76 copie
Jack (2014) 73 copie
Four Friends at Christmas (2002) 73 copie
Songs of the Fog Maiden (1979) 68 copie
David and Goliath (1792) 60 copie
Get Dressed, Santa! (1996) 59 copie
Noah and the Ark (1983) 59 copie
The Unicorn and the Moon (1973) 57 copie
In a Small Kingdom (2018) 55 copie
Four Friends in Summer (2003) 55 copie
My First Mother Goose (2009) 53 copie
Strega Nona and the Twins (2017) 42 copie
My First Christmas Carols (2010) 25 copie
Flicks (1979) 24 copie
My First Fairy Tales (2009) 24 copie
Grab That Dog! (1989) 23 copie
My First Bible Stories (2010) 19 copie
My First Angels (2011) 17 copie
Fight the Night (1968) 16 copie
Saint Patrick (2019) 13 copie
The Magic Pasta Pot (1979) 8 copie
Hurry, Santa! (2020) 8 copie
Song of Francis (2009) 8 copie
The Journey of the Kiss (1970) 5 copie
Joe and the Snow (1968) 5 copie
Mother Goose Frieze (1984) 4 copie
Parker Pig, Esquire (1969) 2 copie
Christophorus 1 copia
I miracoli di Gesù (2003) 1 copia
Snakes 1 copia
Book 4 1 copia
Book 5 1 copia
Harvest 1 copia
Vive la Saint-Valentin (1983) 1 copia
Rhyme Time 1 copia
Spagettigrytan (1979) 1 copia

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Cricket Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 11, July 1980 — Collaboratore — 1 copia
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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
dePaola, Tomie
Nome legale
dePaolo, Thomas Anthony
Data di nascita
1934-09-15
Data di morte
2020-03-30
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Luogo di morte
Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Causa della morte
fall, complications
Luogo di residenza
California, USA
New London, New Hampshire, USA
Istruzione
Pratt Institute (BFA)
California College of Arts and Crafts (MFA)
Lone Mountain College
Attività lavorative
writer
illustrator
artist
Organizzazioni
Newton College of the Sacred Heart (taught 1962-66)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
University of Southern Mississippi Medallion
Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota
Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution (mostra tutto 11)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (2011)
New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure
Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association (1983)
Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award (2012)
Children's Literature Legacy Award (2011)
Agente
Whiteman, Doug
Breve biografia
[from Michael Bird-Boy, 40th anniversary edition]
TOMIE dePAOLA is one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children's Literature Legacy Award for "significant and lasting contribution to children's literature", among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That's My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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Celebrated children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola retells the medieval French legend of The Little Juggler in this beautiful picture book, changing the setting from France to Italy, and adding a poignant, bittersweet ending not found in the original. Orphaned Giovanni has but one skill in this tale: that os juggling. Becoming a traveling performer, he wins acclaim and juggles in front and dukes and princes. But when he grows old and can no longer perform, he finds himself ridiculed by the public, and driven away with sharp words and stones. Putting away his juggling, he heads home to his native town of Sorrento, where he seeks shelter one Christmas Eve in a monastery. Here, ashamed that he has nothing to offer the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, he makes his last performance: giving his all, his very life, in a marvelous show which leads to a miracle...

I grew up with The Clown of God, which was one of my favorite picture books as a child, and I never fail to be moved by its story of a man of talent who, growing old and finding the world a hard place, comes home to God by offering all that he has—both his performance and his life—as a gift. In the original, as I have learned, there is no death involved in this miracle, and while I am normally on the side of retelling traditional tales in their original form, here the changes made by dePaola create a truly moving story. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Tomie dePaola some years ago, when this 2018 reprint was published and I was managing a children's bookstore, and in the course of our conversation he told me that this new edition was a better representation, visually, of his original intention for the book, than the first edition from the 1970s. Apparently that first edition didn't get the colors quite right. He also told me that, of all his books, this was his favorite, something I was so delighted to learn, as it is also mine. The artwork is beautiful of course, in that vintage dePaola style, but it is the storytelling which is truly captivating, capturing the poignancy of growing old and of feeling cast aside and worthless, and the joy of discovering one has something still to give. Recommended to dePaola fans, and to picture book readers looking for miraculous stories touching on issues of aging, faith and bringing the best that one has to God. It would pair very nicely with Barbara Cooney's retelling of the original French version of the story, The Little Juggler.
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AbigailAdams26 | 20 altre recensioni | May 12, 2024 |
independent reading level: PK - 3 grade
awards:
None individually, though DePaola has received a bunch of cumulative recognitions.
 
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daylaj | 5 altre recensioni | Apr 27, 2024 |
independent reading level: Grade 2-3
Awards: Americas Awards 1994
 
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daylaj | 30 altre recensioni | Apr 27, 2024 |
I loved this book as a child, and I love it now. I even have a little Strega Nona doll in my library. I wish I had my own little magic pasta pot.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 251 altre recensioni | Apr 14, 2024 |

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Utenti
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Popolarità
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Voto
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Recensioni
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ISBN
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Lingue
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