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The Night of Las Posadas (Picture Puffin Books) Paperback – Picture Book, September 24, 2001
"Share, Big Bear, Share!" by Maureen Wright
Whimsical illustrations highlight the humor in this gentle story about the importance of sharing something special with friends. | Learn more
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About the Author
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 forhis 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
copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
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- Lexile measure : AD650L
- Item Weight : 4.8 ounces
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0698119010
- ISBN-13 : 978-0698119017
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.11 x 11 inches
- Publisher : Puffin Books; Illustrated edition (September 24, 2001)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I highly recommend this book--and I highly recommend reading with your children as they grow.
Tomie, you never disappoint, whether your stories are religious, autobiographical, or just plain funny. Thank you for consistently sharing your talents with us lucky readers over the years. You bring us so much joy, laughter, comfort and peace!