In this gorgeous and contemplative new picture book, Quiet, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness--being quiet, still, and present with one another--is a very special thing.
“Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be.
The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zooming over the water--even the trees are waving their leaves.
So what if we sit here, you next to me...and we can just be?”
Listen to the NPR interview with Tomie on the idea behind Quiet!
In a Small Kingdom is modern fairy tale from Caldecott and Newbery Honor winner dePaola and debut illustrator Salati that celebrates the greatest power of all: love. In a kingdom along the fabled Silk Road, a just prince gets help from his loyal subjects and triumphs over his greedy brother's plot to take over the land.
These are just the two newest of Tomie dePaola's hundreds of books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. The American Library Association said: "His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story." He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
Tomie dePaola will meet with children (and grown-ups!) and sign books - his latest as well as plenty of classics - during this annual Thanksgiving weekend bookstore event.
Reservations are not needed for this informal event though we apprecate advance book orders so we do not run out!
As always, we are happy to make arrangements to have books signed for you if you cannot attend.
In a gorgeous and contemplative new picture book, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness—being quiet, still, and present with one another—is a very special thing.
Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be.
The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zooming over the water—even the trees are waving their leaves.
This enthralling modern fairy tale from Caldecott and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati celebrates the greatest power of all: love.In a small kingdom along an ancient road, a bell rings out. The beloved king has died, leaving his magnificent and powerful Imperial Robe to his heir, the young prince.
Big Anthony gets what he thinks he wants--but like usual, it causes him more trouble than he can handle in this beloved sequel to Tomie dePaola's Caldecott Honor-winning Strega Nona.Big Anthony has a case of spring fever and he needs a little Night Life to cheer him up
This beautiful new edition of Tomie dePaola's 1978 classic retelling of a French legend stars a little juggler whose unique talent leads him to what might be a Christmas miracle.Little Giovanni is poor and homeless, but he can do something wonderful: he can juggle.