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Tomie dePaola

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Tomie dePaola is best known for his books for children. He’s been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books. Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise is his newest book. Strega Nona's Gift was published in Fall 2011. Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor awards, and the New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure. He is also the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award recipient.

Tomie dePaola was born on September 15, 1934 in Meriden, Connecticut. Tomie studied drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After several years he published his first illustrated book The Wonderful Dragon of Timlin. Today, dePaola lives in a studio in a 200-year old barn in New England, New Hampshire.

To learn more, visit www.tomie.com and www.tomiesblog.blogspot.com

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