Tomie Depaola's the Quicksand Book

Tomie dePaola (Author)

Product Details

$17.98  $16.54
Holiday House
Publish Date
May 14, 2019
8.1 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Tomie dePaola is the beloved Caldecott Honor- and Newbery Honor-winning author and/or illustrator of close to 250 books, including Strega Nona and Quiet. Tomie was born in Connecticut and grew up there with his parents, brother, and two sisters. He loved reading and books from an early age and knew, when he was four, that he wanted to write and illustrate stories when he grew up. Tomie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association for his substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children, the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association, and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his singular attainment in children's literature. He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration and has received the New Hampshire's Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.


"Very funny and very sensible."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"A rare matching of humor and information."--Booklist, Starred Review

"Tomie dePaola's The Quicksand Book . . . has been dusted off and brightened up for a new generation. The information is, er, solid; the frame story is funny; and a considerable bonus is provided in the directions for 'How to Make Your Own Quicksand.'"--The Horn Book