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Charlie Needs a Cloak Paperback – October 25, 1982
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About the Author
Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honoree, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona as well as Andy, That’s My Name; Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup; and Charlie Needs a Cloak. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in New London, New Hampshire.
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It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.
He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his ""singular attainment in children's literature,"" the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his ""continued distinguished contribution,"" and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.
Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:
- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association
Top Customer Reviews
I highly reccomend this book to any family with young kids!
Five Stars. Hilarious and amusing for kids and adults alike. Good Read-aloud. Cute pictures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A story on one method of cloak making. Not very descriptive or intersting.Published 2 months ago by Persop
Great book with good pictures. Keeps my grand daughter interested and generates questions.Published 3 months ago by Kaykee
My 3-year-old loves this book; a simple and charming explanation of how we get from wool to garment.Published 8 months ago by Tom & Vic B.
This is the cutest little book ever! I got it for my kids to read to my grand babe ;-DPublished 12 months ago by Samma
Good. Book for children. Tells the story of how clothes are madePublished 13 months ago by Susan Trotter
This really cute and funny too. I gave this book to my grandson. He is five years old, and he loves the book, but I think the book will be even more meaningful when he is older.Published 15 months ago by Hamma
Tomie dePaola is one of our favorites. This book is sweet and educational! Perfect for preschool aged children to understand sheep - wool - cloak.Published 22 months ago by Butterfly bookworm