Author & Illustrator

Tomie dePaola

Biography

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

Strega Nona book
5.3
witches · food · cooking · powers · listening
Strega Nona
The Art Lesson book
5.5
artists
The Art Lesson
The Clown of God book
6.1
talents · homelessness · belonging · Christmas
The Clown of God

All Tomie dePaola Books

Collaborators

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

43Authored & Illustrated
2Authored
10Illustrated

Most Recent Book

bedtime · imagination
Fight the Night

Highest Rated Book

The Clown of God book
6.1
talents · homelessness · belonging · Christmas
The Clown of God

Official Website

http://TomiesBlog.Blogspot.com.