Beloved author and illustrator, 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.
In collaboration with the Norwich Library, there will be a StoryWalk of When Everyone Was Fast Asleep. This magical tale of “gentle animals, friendly trolls, a huge, benevolent cat and The Fog Maiden, who takes the children home and tucks them into bed with a tender kiss” has recently been revised and reissued. Listen to Tomie talking about the book in this short audio clip…
Another favorite book to be re-released is Tomie dePaola’s Christmas Tree Book that explores the history of Christmas Tree. When and where did they become popular? Why did Teddy Roosevelt's son hide a Christmas Tree in his closet?
Tomie dePaola, who currently lives in NH, has written nearly 300 books - with 20 titles either new or revised and reissued just this year! His work has been recognized with the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, and the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award. The American Library Association honored him with the Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor awards, and the Children's Literature Legacy Award (called the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award until June, 2018) for "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." In 1999, he was selected for the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.
Reservations are not needed for this informal event though we appreciate 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 can't attend.
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.
Fun facts and holiday cheer from the creator of Strega Nona and Quiet.
While picking out their Christmas tree, a couple of curious kids start to wonder where Christmas trees came from. Who invented the first one? How did they become so popular? And how have they changed over the years?
From the creator of Strega Nona, the perfect stocking stuffer version of a beloved Christmas tale.
In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child.
Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. “Cranky old lady,” the children say.
Board book format!