Written and Illustrated
by Tomie dePaola

Full-color, Picture Book
32 Pages, 8 ¾” W x 11 ½” H
Ages 5-8, K-Grade 3
Nancy Paulsen Books,
New York, 2011

ISBN 978-0-399-25649-3

(On Sale October 18, 2011)





Strega Nona


From the Book’s Front Flap: “In Strega Nona’s village, the holiday season is a time of celebrations – and nothing says celebration like a feast! All the kitchens are bustling from the Feast of San Nicola in early December, when the children choose the food, to the Feast of Epiphany in January, when someone gets to be king or queen for the day.

“Even the animals share in the holiday spirit, for there is one feast where the tradition is to cook for them. When Big Anthony smells the delicious treats Strega Nona is cooking up for her animals, he decides that just a taste couldn’t hurt, right? Wrong! Big Anthony gets his just desserts, while Strega Nona surprises everyone with a special gift.

“Starring two of Tomie dePaola’s best-loved characters, this funny story features beautiful art, introduces young readers to Italian holiday traditions, and lands Big Anthony in yet another silly predicament that will delight fans young and old.”


Written and Illustrated
by Tomie dePaola

Full-color, Board Book
12 Pages, 7 ½” W x 8” H
Ages 3-5, PreS-K
Grosset & Dunlap, New York

ISBN 978-0-448-45532-7

(Available Now)




  Publisher’s Note: “Tomie dePaola’s wonderful story of how one girl’s remarkable courage saved her people, and how the bluebonnet flower came to Texas is now available for young children! Adapted from the bestselling THE LEGEND OF THE BLUEBONNET, this board book features an appliqué on the cover and beautiful illustrations by Tomie dePaola.”  

Written and Illustrated
by Tomie dePaola

Full-color, Picture Book
32 Pages, 6 7/8” W x 8 3/8” H
Ages 3-5 to Adult, PreS-K
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York

ISBN 978-0-399-25478-9

(Available Now)





Publisher’s Note: “This joyous book sings thanks and praise for everything in land, sea, and sky – from the sun and moon to plants and animals to all people, young and old. Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola captures the beauty of God’s creation in his folk art-style illustrations. With text inspired by Old Testament Scripture and artwork fashioned after the beautiful embroideries and designs of the Otomi people from the mountain villages around San Pablito, in Puebla, Mexico, this is a wonderful celebration for all to share.”


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