In the third book following the Newbery Honor-winning 26 Fairmount Avenue, Tomie takes us back to his childhood once more, enchanting readers with more of his warm and funny stories. Whether he's starring in the dance recital, praying for his brand-new baby sister to get over pneumonia, placing his hands in the wet cement to make his mark in the sidewalk forever, or finally learning to read, Tomie dePaola proves to be as winning a storyteller in the chapter-book format as he has been for so long with his beloved picture books. In this third set of delightful adventures the dePaola family continues to welcome readers of all ages into their home.
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A 5-year-old Tomie worries over the health of his baby sister, learns to read in one weekend (with a pilfered schoolbook), and helps his father pave the new driveway (to a too-fine polish!). In the spirit of his earlier memoirs, the Newbery Honor-winning 26 Fairmount Avenue and Here We All Are, author Tomie dePaola recounts the (mostly) serene days between the end of kindergarten and the beginning of first grade. DePaola's warm, humorous style appeals to readers of all ages. His recall of a boyhood summer is vivid enough to touch youngsters who may be experiencing similar thrills and spills and to bring back memories for those whose kindergarten days are long past. From the 1939 World's Fair to a neighborhood "Tiny Tot Wedding," in which the budding thespian Tomie plays the part of the bride, each episode glows with boyish bliss. DePaola's folksy black-and-white drawings and silhouettes capture the details of life at 26 Fairmount Avenue with charm and wit. A wonderful read-aloud. (Ages 7 to 11) --Emilie Coulter
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Book Description Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2617562972