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Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola (Jonathan Fickies/Getty Images for Jumpstart for Children)
Tomie dePaola (Jonathan Fickies/Getty Images for Jumpstart for Children)

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March 31, 2020 "So very sorry to hear of his passing. I read his books to my class all of the time and have some cherished signed copies. Rest in peace we will miss you!" - Rachel Szalkowski (Westbury, NY)
March 31, 2020 " Your legacy will live on forever through your many books and works of art that have been enjoyed by both young and old
When you were born, you cried and world rejoiced; when you died the world cries and you rejoice- RIP"
March 31, 2020 "Tomie dePaolo's books were a wonderful addition to my toy store. Their lovely stories and delightful illustrations made them very popular with my customers. I had the pleasure of meeting Tomie several years ago at Weston Priory and realized he was every bit as magical as were his books. He has left the world a wonderful legacy. " - geri de Seve (Troy, NY)
March 31, 2020 "How sad for the world to lose such a wonderful writer and beautiful man.
We have treasured all his words and pictures that will be handed down generations to come.
May his joy be remembered always to all children and parents." - Marcia Mrakovcich (East Stroudsburg, PA)
March 31, 2020 "Thank you for your stories. Your legacy will live on. Sending prayers to your family and friends." - Linda Campbell (Gautier, MS)
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Obituary for Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola was a children’s book author and illustrator whose hundreds of books included the Caldecott Honor-winning “Strega Nona.” We invite...
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