Biography for 26 Fairmount Avenue
Tomie dePaola is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children, including New York Times bestseller Brava, Strega Nona!, Newbery Honor winner 26 Fairmount Avenue and Caldecott Honor winner Strega Nona. Among his many awards and honors, he has received the Smithson Medal and the Regina Medal, and was designated a ?living treasure? by the state of New Hampshire. He is the first author known primarily for children?s book writing to be awarded the Sarah Josepha Hale Award, a prestigious distinction given to New England writers. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.