Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Book
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Book
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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Published by GP Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers


Publisher's Summary

Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1997
  • ISBN: 0399231080
  • ISBN 13: 9780399231087
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This book may be helpful to a young child trying to understand when a relative passes away. The illustrations are simple and the story is easily re-read.

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Tomie dePaola

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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