Tomie dePaola

Legendary author and illustrator Tomie dePaola is signing his books on the Second Story of An Unlikely Story. From his newest book WHEN EVERYONE WAS FAST ASLEEP to the Caldecott Honor-winning children’s classic STREGA NONA, his books continue to inspire wonder, and a signed copy is the perfect way to hold onto that joy. Attendees welcome to bring up to three (3) books from home.

Admission is $5.00 for adults and for children ages 5+. A ticket includes a $5.00 coupon off any of Tomie's books bought at An Unlikely Story the day of the signing.

Float along with the Fog Maiden as she takes two children on an enchanted bedtime adventure.

When everyone was fast asleep, two children were awakened by Token, the Fog Maiden’s mysterious cat, and sent into the magical night.

Gentle and lyrical, this forgotten classic bedtime story from the author of Quiet and Strega Nona is back to enchant a new generation of fans. Soft illustrations paired with an imaginative text take readers on a dreamlike journey—sharing milk and honey with the trolls, watching the peacocks waltz, and attending a palace ball—before tucking them safely back into bed.

Cozy, quiet, and sure to delight, the Fog Maiden’s sweet dream is made to be shared.

Tomie dePaola is the beloved Caldecott Honor- and Newbery Honor-winning author and/or illustrator of close to 250 books, including Strega Nona and Quiet. Tomie was born in Connecticut and grew up there with his parents, brother, and two sisters. He loved reading and books from an early age and knew, when he was four, that he wanted to write and illustrate stories when he grew up. Tomie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association for his “substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children,” the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association, and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his “singular attainment in children’s literature.” He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration and has received the New Hampshire’s Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:00am
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story
When Everyone Was Fast Asleep Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823442812
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Holiday House - May 14th, 2019

Strega Nona (A Strega Nona Book) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780671666064
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 1979

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