The Worlds of Tomie dePaola: Art & Stories
Tomie dePaola is one of the best-known and most beloved creators of books for children. His art and his stories, which are filled with imagination, humor, grace, and curiosity, represent a love of life that is reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman's exploration of dePaola's career takes a fascinating look at the many worlds dePaola has brought to life through his work: from autobiographical memories to folktales, religious stories, nursery rhymes, and more, including, of course, the inventive world of his most famous character, Strega Nona. Originally published in 1999, this comprehensive book has been updated to cover two new decades of dePaola's creative output.