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.

Most Popular Tomie dePaola Books

The Night Before Christmas book
Tomie dePaola, Clement C Moore
Board book
Strega Nona book
Tomie dePaola
Picture book
The Art Lesson book
Tomie dePaola
Picture book

All Tomie dePaola Books


Sarah Catherine Martin
Phyllis E. Grann
Jean Fritz
Clement C Moore
Tony Johnston
Iona Opie
David McPhail
Cindy Ward
Cheryl B. Klein
Lin Oliver
Patricia MacLachlan
Jim Lewis

Book Dedications by Tomie dePaola

  • For Mia, Ian, Gene, Jack, and the Two Florences and Joes
    Fight the Night

Personal Info

Books Stats

44Authored & Illustrated

Most Recent Book

The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog book
Tomie dePaola, Sarah Catherine Martin
Picture book

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