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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation Paperback – Picture Book, May 12, 2003
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"A fine choice for both story hours and lap sharing." -Booklist
About the Author
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, 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, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.
DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.
DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
- Lexile Measure : AD530L
- Grade Level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 4.6 ounces
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0142500763
- ISBN-13 : 978-0142500767
- Product Dimensions : 11.03 x 8.53 x 0.15 inches
- Publisher : Puffin Books; Illustrated Edition (May 12, 2003)
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #67,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The storyline is slighter than previous books in the series - less text and more emphasis on the visual - but again beautifully illustrated, mostly done in oranges and turquoise, and cunning use is made of white.
Perhaps not quite as gripping as the previous six, but stiil really good fun.