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DePaola, Tomie.

ISBN 10: 0399234969 / ISBN 13: 9780399234965
Published by New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2009) dj, 2009
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Award-winning author tells a story based on his own childhood, written for early readers. Illustrated by the author with black and white drawings. Sequel to Newbery Honor book "26 Fairmount Ave." SIGNED and dated on the title page. 71 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 54439

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Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2009) dj

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this sequel to 26 Fairmount Avenue, Tomie and his family prepare for an addition to their family, and encounter all the adventures that go with expecting a new baby. 30,000 first printing.


Good for Tomie dePaola! Few of us get to go back to childhood and explain just what in the world we were thinking when we did things like (a) licking a bedpost to see if it tasted like maple syrup (Tomie's mom told him his furniture was "genuine maple"), (b) wearing lipstick and pretending to be Mae West, or (c) refusing to go to the bathroom for days (Tomie was pretty distressed to have his mom trapped in the hospital after delivering his brand-new baby sister). But award-winning author-illustrator dePaola elaborates on all of this and more in a charming--and winningly evenhanded--tell-all memoir, recounted in an artfully convincing 5-year-old's voice.

The sequel to the 2000 Newbery Honor winner 26 Fairmount Avenue, Here We All Are has Tomie, his 9-year-old brother, Buddy, and Mom and Dad settling into the new house on Fairmount as Tomie continues kindergarten with Miss Immick. Part Linus Van Pelt, part Calvin (minus Hobbes), the budding performer Tomie proves to be as endearing--and sometimes aggravating--as you'd expect a 5-year-old to be. In this second installment of the 26 Fairmount series, Tomie enrolls in tap classes at Miss Leah's Dancing School, upstages Peter Rabbit in a school play while hamming it up as Flopsy, and faces off against his hilariously terrifying Italian grandmother, Nana Fall-River. (Ages 7 to 10) --Paul Hughes

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