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The Resource On my way, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

On my way, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Label
On my way
Title
On my way
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
/* Starred Review */ DePaola is irresistible. In this simply told memoir, aimed directly at the hearts of his young readers, he follows 26 Fairmount Avenue (1999) and Here We All Are (p. 630) with more stories of his childhood. In this volume, his baby sister Maureen contracts pneumonia and has to be hospitalized, he gets a new outfit for the family's trip to the 1939 World's Fair in New York, and he's in a tap dance recital. He longs to get Miss Kiniry to be his first-grade teacher, even though she, like the principal, insists on spelling his first name "Tommy." Other remembrances include a family outing to the beach, a "Tiny Tot" wedding, and getting his first library card. DePaola spins out these recollections with pitch-perfect intensity, warmth, energy, and a precise sense of how it felt to be a kid. Almost a primer on how to write with emotional directness for young people, this will also teach its readers a little on how to tell their own stories. Best of all it gives value to the comings and goings that make up a life, even one as unique as dePaola's. Abundantly illustrated with wonderful vignettes and spot drawings of the cast of characters that includes all his friends and relations, it begs to be continued. More please. (Biography. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2000)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
187766
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DePaola, Tomie
Index
no index present
Intended audience
660L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Reading level
3.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
26 Fairmount Avenue book
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DePaola, Tomie
  • DePaola, Tomie
  • DePaola, Tomie
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Illustrators
  • Meriden (Conn.)
  • Meriden (Conn.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
On my way, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
394567
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
74 pages
Isbn
9780399235832
Lccn
00038229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780399235832
Label
On my way, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
394567
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
74 pages
Isbn
9780399235832
Lccn
00038229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780399235832

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