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Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 270 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, Meet the Barkers, Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, and Oliver Button Is a Sissy. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums. Tomie dePaola died on March 30, 2020 because of complications he had from surgery after a fall. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Strega Nona 5,135 copies, 243 reviews
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush 3,218 copies, 81 reviews
The Legend of the Bluebonnet 2,665 copies, 88 reviews
The Art Lesson 1,842 copies, 89 reviews
Pancakes for Breakfast 1,735 copies, 108 reviews
The Cloud Book 1,706 copies, 38 reviews
26 Fairmount Avenue 1,668 copies, 32 reviews
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs 1,534 copies, 79 reviews
The Popcorn Book 1,508 copies, 25 reviews
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato 1,393 copies, 32 reviews
Charlie Needs a Cloak 1,391 copies, 21 reviews
The Legend of the Poinsettia 1,299 copies, 29 reviews
The Clown of God 1,293 copies, 19 reviews
The Knight and the Dragon 1,053 copies, 28 reviews
Merry Christmas, Strega Nona 975 copies, 6 reviews
Now One Foot, Now the Other 936 copies, 40 reviews
Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose 904 copies, 21 reviews
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons 850 copies, 13 reviews
Strega Nona Meets Her Match 775 copies, 24 reviews
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland 759 copies, 12 reviews
Oliver Button Is a Sissy 743 copies, 24 reviews
Strega Nona’s Harvest 672 copies, 14 reviews
Strega Nona: Her Story 666 copies, 19 reviews
Tom 609 copies, 8 reviews
The Baby Sister 582 copies, 19 reviews
The Legend of Old Befana 581 copies, 17 reviews
Adelita 569 copies, 111 reviews
Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile 536 copies, 7 reviews
Bill and Pete 534 copies, 10 reviews
Big Anthony and the Magic Ring 505 copies, 12 reviews
Country Angel Christmas 495 copies, 2 reviews
Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka 489 copies, 9 reviews
Big Anthony: His Story 480 copies, 10 reviews
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation 468 copies, 15 reviews
The Night of Las Posadas 445 copies, 10 reviews
Jingle the Christmas Clown 432 copies, 1 review
Tony's Bread 429 copies, 8 reviews
My First Thanksgiving 428 copies, 2 reviews
The Bubble Factory 416 copies, 3 reviews
Andy That's My Name 407 copies, 4 reviews
My First Chanukah 404 copies, 2 reviews
Bonjour, Mr. Satie 374 copies, 7 reviews
Helga's Dowry: A Troll Love Story 359 copies, 10 reviews
Tomie's Little Mother Goose 353 copies, 4 reviews
Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi 347 copies, 4 reviews
The Quicksand Book 345 copies, 7 reviews
The Parables of Jesus 338 copies, 4 reviews
An Early American Christmas 331 copies, 16 reviews
Days of the Blackbird 283 copies, 8 reviews
Kit and Kat 228 copies, 3 reviews
The Lady of Guadalupe 224 copies, 6 reviews
The Family Christmas Tree Book 221 copies, 3 reviews
My First Halloween 218 copies, 1 review
The Story of the Three Wise Kings 215 copies, 4 reviews
My First Easter 215 copies, 1 review
Bill and Pete to the Rescue 205 copies, 5 reviews
Four Stories for Four Seasons 203 copies, 1 review
My First Passover 196 copies, 2 reviews
The Mysterious Giant of Barletta 185 copies, 3 reviews
Too Many Bunnies (Trade) 184 copies, 1 review
The Night Before Christmas [de Paola] (Illustrator; Illustrator) 183 copies, 2 reviews
Boss For a Day 179 copies, 1 review
Strega Nona's Gift 171 copies, 11 reviews
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels 169 copies, 9 reviews
The Birds of Bethlehem 163 copies, 4 reviews
Mary: The Mother of Jesus 153 copies, 1 review
Tomie dePaola's Book of Poems 150 copies, 4 reviews
Michael Bird-Boy 150 copies, 2 reviews
Christmas Remembered 145 copies, 2 reviews
Christopher: The Holy Giant 135 copies, 3 reviews
Stagestruck 129 copies, 14 reviews
A New Barker in the House 119 copies, 4 reviews
Tomie's Little Book of Poems 117 copies, 1 review
Let The Whole Earth Sing Praise 116 copies, 3 reviews
Snip Snip Little Lambs (Trade) 115 copies, 2 reviews
Queen Esther 114 copies, 1 review
Quiet 107 copies, 3 reviews
The Legend of the Persian Carpet 107 copies, 7 reviews
Tomie's Baa Baa Black Sheep 91 copies, 2 reviews
The Christmas Pageant 90 copies, 1 review
The Song of Francis 89 copies, 7 reviews
Look and Be Grateful 87 copies, 4 reviews
Marianna May and Nursey 75 copies, 5 reviews
Tomie dePaola's Rhyme Time 74 copies, 1 review
My Mother Is So Smart 73 copies, 5 reviews
Four Friends in Autumn 69 copies, 5 reviews
Strega Nona Does It Again 66 copies, 5 reviews
Trouble in the Barker's Class 66 copies, 14 reviews
My First Songs 64 copies
Angels, Angels Everywhere 64 copies, 7 reviews
Jack 63 copies, 7 reviews
The Wind and the Sun 62 copies, 2 reviews
Four Friends at Christmas 59 copies, 1 review
The Cat on the Dovrefell: A Christmas Tale (Illustrator) 59 copies, 2 reviews
Get Dressed, Santa! 52 copies, 1 review
David and Goliath 50 copies, 1 review
Four Friends in Summer 49 copies, 5 reviews
The Unicorn and the Moon 48 copies, 1 review
Strega Nona and Her Tomatoes 40 copies, 1 review
In a Small Kingdom 35 copies, 2 reviews
Strega Nona and the Twins 32 copies, 1 review
My First Mother Goose 29 copies, 2 reviews
Flicks 22 copies, 3 reviews
My First Fairy Tales 20 copies, 1 review
Grab That Dog! 19 copies
My First Angels 11 copies
26 Fairmount Avenue: Books 1-4 11 copies, 2 reviews
Saint Patrick 9 copies, 1 review
Fight the Night 9 copies, 1 review
Snakes 1 copy
Book 4 1 copy
Book 5 1 copy
Cookie's Week (Illustrator) 2,579 copies, 24 reviews
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution (Illustrator, some editions) 1,904 copies, 11 reviews
The Quilt Story (Illustrator) 1,745 copies, 27 reviews
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? (Illustrator, some editions) 1,222 copies, 6 reviews
George Washington's Breakfast (Cover artist, some editions) 1,134 copies, 9 reviews
Miracle on 34th Street (Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 819 copies, 14 reviews
Mice Squeak, We Speak: A Poem (Illustrator) 811 copies, 17 reviews
Mary Had a Little Lamb (Illustrator, some editions) 742 copies, 13 reviews
The Vanishing Pumpkin (Illustrator) 594 copies, 3 reviews
Simple Pictures Are Best (Illustrator) 416 copies, 5 reviews
I Love You, Mouse (Illustrator) 405 copies, 5 reviews
Teeny Tiny (Illustrator) 375 copies, 3 reviews
School's In! (Contributor) 318 copies, 2 reviews
I Love You, Sun, I Love You, Moon (Illustrator) 298 copies, 1 review
The Surprise Party (Illustrator) 293 copies, 2 reviews
Erandi's Braids (Illustrator) 271 copies, 17 reviews
Little Poems for Tiny Ears (Illustrator) 262 copies, 7 reviews
The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica (Illustrator) 230 copies, 2 reviews
The Spooky Halloween Party (Illustrator) 205 copies, 2 reviews
Four Scary Stories (Illustrator) 195 copies
The Walking Coat (Illustrator) 190 copies, 4 reviews
Alice Nizzy Nazzy: The Witch of Santa Fe (Illustrator) 185 copies, 1 review
Hark! A Christmas Sampler (Illustrator) 149 copies, 1 review
The Badger and the Magic Fan (Illustrator) 122 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book For Our Planet (Contributor) 119 copies
Petook: An Easter Story (Illustrator) 118 copies
The Tyrannosaurus Game (Illustrator) 105 copies, 1 review
Benny's Big Bubble (Illustrator) 101 copies
The Wuggie Norple Story (Illustrator) 83 copies, 3 reviews
Knock, Knock (Illustrator) 74 copies, 2 reviews
Nicholas Bentley Stoningpot III (Illustrator) 59 copies, 1 review
The Giants' Farm (Illustrator) 50 copies
Pages of Music (Illustrator) 46 copies
Hot as an Ice Cube (Illustrator) 42 copies
Let's Find Out About Houses (Illustrator) 38 copies
Christina's Carol (Illustrator) 23 copies, 1 review
The Green Gourd: A North Carolina Folktale (Foreword) 22 copies, 2 reviews
The Barker Twins: Triple Check-Up (Illustrator) 20 copies
Ghost Poems (Illustrator) 20 copies
Look in the Mirror (Illustrator) 19 copies
Once upon Dinkelsbuhl (Illustrator) 19 copies
The Tiger and the Rabbit and Other Tales (Illustrator) 18 copies, 1 review
Read for Joy! (Illustrator) 15 copies
Sound Science (Illustrator) 13 copies
Marc the Magnificent (Illustrator) 12 copies, 1 review
The Rocking-Chair Ghost (Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 9 copies
Pick It Up (Illustrator, some editions) 8 copies
Tricky Peik and Other Picture Tales (Illustrator, some editions) 7 copies
Sound (Illustrator) 5 copies
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers (Illustrator) 4 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 6, February 1977 (Cover artist; Illustrator) 2 copies
Hold Everything (Illustrator) 1 copy
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