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Joy to the World: Tomie's Christmas Stories Paperback – 17 October 2013

4.9 out of 5 stars 132 ratings

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“Exquisitely wrought story…. dePaola’s talent for crafting folktales is honed to near-perfection, and his pages glow with the soft sun-washed hues of the Southwest.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Night of Las Posadas
 
“dePaola’s illustrations are not simply pictures designed to expand the text: his illustrations are the text. dePaola uses the influence of Byzantine and Romanesque art to depict and enlarge our understanding of character and humanity.”—SLJ, starred review of The Story of the Three Wise Kings
 
“The story has a simple dignity, but it is the artwork that takes center stage here. The spreads, which feature everyday occurrences… are magnificently staged.”—Booklist, review of the Legend of the Poinsettia

About the Author

Children the world over have responded to the warmth and beauty of Tomie dePaola’s books. He is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of hundreds of books for children, including Newbery Honor winner 26 Fairmount Avenue, Caldecott Honor winner Strega Nona, New York Times best-seller Brava, Strega Nona! and classics such as Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs, The Art Lesson and Bill and Pete.
 
Among his many awards and honors, he has received the Smithson Medal, Regina Medal, Sarah Josepha Hale Award, and he was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire.
 
Tomie dePaola lives in New London, New Hampshire.
 
You can visit Tomie at www.tomie.com.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Puffin Books; Reprint edition (17 October 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0147509521
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0147509529
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 454 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.56 x 0.86 x 28.58 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 132 ratings

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"Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his ""singular attainment in children's literature,"" the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his ""continued distinguished contribution,"" and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.

- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.

- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association

- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association

- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution

- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal

- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful illustrations
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by Tomie dePaolo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful well made book, amazing illustrations and classic Christmas songs
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