26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola

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Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out--the hard way--that they have eaten chocolate laxative. He tries to skip kindergarten when he finds out he won't learn to read until first grade. "I'll be back next year," he says. When Tomie goes to see Snow White, he creates another sensation. Tomie dePaola's childhood memories are hilarious, and his charming illustrations are sure to please.
 

About Tomie dePaola

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Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honor award winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor Book "Strega Nona, " as well as "Andy: That's My Name, Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup, " and ""Charlie Needs a Cloak."" A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.
 
Published March 5, 2001 by Puffin. 72 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kicking off a series by the same name, dePaola's effervescent chapter book recounts some memorable moments from the author's early years, surrounded by loving family members and friends. Fans will rec

Apr 05 1999 | Read Full Review of 26 Fairmount Avenue

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Tomie, the main character in the story describes his flash back to 1938 during his childhood in Meriden, Connecticut where his family who lives on Columbus Ave decides to make a move and build a new home on Fairmount Ave.

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