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Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola

·4.14·139,072 Ratings
“ Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup

    1985·
    ·3.99·191 Ratings
    Embarrassed to introduce his friend to his old-fashioned Italian grandmother, a young boy gains a new appreciation of her when he finds how well she and his friend get along.
  • Oliver Button Is a Sissy

    1979·
    ·4.09·860 Ratings
    A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he’d rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. “There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . an attr
  • Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

    1992·
    ·4.07·597 Ratings
    The story of Patrick's life, from his noble birth in Britain, to his being captured and taken to Ireland by a group of bandits, to the "dreams" that led him to convert the Irish people to the Christian faith. DePaola also retells several well-known legend
  • Meet the Barkers: Morgan & Moffat Go to School

    2001·
    ·3.52·139 Ratings
    The Barker twins, Morgan and Moffat, are so excited. They are about to start school for the first time. Moffie knows all the colors (and gets a gold star) and Morgie makes a friend. Moffie knows all the numbers (and gets another gold star). But she needs
  • Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner?

    2004·
    ·3.56·162 Ratings
    This year, Santa and Mrs. Claus are having their entire family over for Christmas dinner. There's Uncle Alfred the inventor from Bermuda; Sister Olga the opera singer; eight young children, including Baby Willie; even a polar bear named Oscar. With a fami
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia

    1997·
    ·4.19·2,123 Ratings
    In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside.This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, thr
  • The Legend of Old Befana

    1980·
    ·4.2·566 Ratings
    This is a delightful reading of the favorite Italian Christmas story about an eccentric old woman and her never-ending search for the Baby King.
  • The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol

    1998·
    ·4.2·130 Ratings
    "The simple strains of this old Christmas melody are superbly reflected in the graceful, delicate, yet strong images that dePaola brings to the page. . . . A Christmas remembrance to be long treasured".--"Booklist". Full color.
  • Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi

    2008·
    ·4.08·168 Ratings
    The beloved saint's remarkable life is re-created through vignettes.
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