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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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April 01, 2020 "When I was in grade school, I got to meet Mr. dePaola. As I recall, he was a lovely man who was a great storyteller and illustrator with a great imagination. His books certainly made a difference in the lives of many children. Thank you, Mr. dePaola. Rest in peace, sir." - Brad B. (KS)
April 01, 2020 "My name is Ann Polachek. Almost 35 years ago when I went to college at the University of MN, I was thrilled to have you visit our Children's Literature Class where you read a book you had written - Strega Nona..... I never forgot that presentation in Minneapolis. I just happened to be on the computer and by accident I saw that you had passed. I am so sorry and give prayers for your family. You added so much to my life with your presence. Thanks" - Ann Polachek (St. Paul, MN)
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)
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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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