THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
(A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book, Book 5)
Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Published February 10, 2003
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York

ISBN 0-399-23982-0
LC 2002005995
Copyright © 2003 by Tomie dePaola
6 ¼” (width) x 8 11/16” (height)
Hardcover, Chapter Book, 80 pages, numbered
Reading Level – Ages 7 up

From the book’s flap copy…
     Tomie is thrilled.  He has his own diary with a lock and key.  Now he can write down all his secrets and no one can read them.
     All through the year exciting things happen and Tomie shares them with his diary – racing down the steep snowy hill on his Junior Flexible Flyer; seeing Mr. Walt Disney’s new movie, Fantasia; celebrating Easter at Nana Fall-River’s; being a pirate with an eyepatch in Miss Leah’s Dance Recital; going to the amusement park with his grandfather, Tom; and starting second grade with real art lessons at last!
     Then it is almost Christmas when one Sunday, the family hears news on the radio that changes everything.  Tomie’s mom tells him that “Things will never be the same.”

From BOOKLIST…
“Livening nearly every page with vignettes or larger drawings, the author again draws children into a vanished, but somehow universal, world with his youthful narration, convincingly childlike sensibility, and irrepressible spirit.”

From KIRKUS REVIEWS…
“Another in the utterly engaging series in which dePaola recounts his own childhood…”

From SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL…
“The book’s title comes from the last chapter in which the author remembers the impact on his family of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Children who remember 9/11 will identify with his feeling that ‘things will never be the same.’”

Editor – Margaret Frith
Art Director – Cecilia Yung
Book Designer – Gina DiMassi

Dedication:
     For my first best friend,
     Jean Houdlette Turco,
     and my first girlfriend,
     Jean Minor Kenny –
     and, of course,
     Bob Hechtel, and Mario.

About the dedication…
     Jean Houdlette was Tomie’s first best friend. Turco is her married name.
     Jean Minor was Tomie’s first girlfriend. Kenny is her married name.
     Bob Hechtel is Tomie’s assistant.
     Mario is a friend in Mexico.

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ON MY WAY (A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book, Book 3) chapter book, G. P. Putnam’s Sons

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Other editions of THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME:
THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
Puffin Books, New York, 2004
Paperback
ISBN 0-14-240155-2

 
 
 
 
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