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Tomie de Paola

Tomie is best known for his books for children. He's been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

He was the United States nominee in 1990 for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration. The American Library Association has honored him with a Caldecott Honor Book, a Newbery Honor Book, and the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," and the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association.

In his art, his stories, and his interviews, Tomie dePaola comes across as a man filled with a love of humanity and joie de vivre. Tomie came from a loving family of Irish and Italian background where importance was placed on enjoying home, school, family and friends.

The Quilters

This is a treasure full of charm- Tomie de Paola, cats, quilters, mother and daughter.

Paper size: 16" x 24"; image size: approximately 13" x 17"


The Hunter & the Animals

Paper size: 24" x 18"
Hand-signed by artist, $27.50

The Hunter & the Animals, Unsigned, $15.00

Night before Christmas

The warmth of home and family can be found in this illustration of the night before Christmas

Paper size: 18" x 24"
Hand-signed by artist, $40.00

Night before Christmas, Unsigned, $15.00