The Art Lesson Book
The Art Lesson Book
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The Art Lesson

Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Published by Penguin Young Readers Group


Publisher's Summary

Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.

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  • Age Range: 2-5
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1997
  • ISBN: 0698115724
  • ISBN 13: 9780698115729
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author & illustrator
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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