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

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

Book Dedications by Tomie dePaola

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