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The Resource What a year, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

What a year, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Label
What a year
Title
What a year
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tomie has an eventful first grade year with his sixth birthday party, his first Halloween trick-or-treating followed by Thanksgiving, his first Christmas pageant, and a late night New Year's celebration
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Tomie turns six in What a Year by Tomie dePaola, the fourth installment in his 26 Fairmount Avenue autobiographical series. Adventure awaits as he trick-or-treats with his baby brother, battles a case of chicken pox that threatens tokeep him out of the Christmas pageant and finally gets to stay up past midnighton New Year's Eve. (Mar.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
  • DePaola's fourth volume in the popular 26 Fairmount Avenue series is as charming and engaging as its predecessors. It is 1940 and Tomie, or "Tommy," as Miss Kiniry, his first-grade teacher, spells it, is starting first grade in style—with his sixth birthday. Tomie is bathed in the love and care of his family and community as they plan a school party the Friday before his real birthday and a surprise party of relatives and grown-up friends on his real birthday. As if this were not enough excitement for young Tomie, he has Halloween next on his agenda. Tomie, impeccably dressed as Snow White, and Buddy, decked out as the Wicked Witch, are the hit of the neighborhood. DePaola remembers all the small details of his Christmas—from the carefully constructed lists for Santa to the evening mass, to waiting for Santa and the excitement of opening presents. DePaola's warm drawings give just the right amount of visual information without intruding on the delightful vignettes. The comforting story, large typeface, and ample space around the illustrations make this a perfect early chapter book for young readers. Those who open the loving doors of the little house on Fairmount Avenue will want to stay for a long time, at least for some of Nana's flaming plum pudding. (Fiction. 6-9) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2002)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
187328
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DePaola, Tomie
Illustrations
illustrations
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
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
4
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
juvenile
Label
What a year, 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
421059
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
72 pages
Isbn
9780399237973
Lccn
2001019921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780399237973
Label
What a year, 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
421059
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
72 pages
Isbn
9780399237973
Lccn
2001019921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780399237973

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