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La Clase de Dibujo [Hardcover]

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Item description for La Clase de Dibujo by Tomie dePaola & Juan Gonzalez Alvaro...

Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.

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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Editorial Everest
ISBN  8424133412  
ISBN13  9788424133412  

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More About Tomie dePaola & Juan Gonzalez Alvaro

Tomie DePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Tomie DePaola currently resides in New London, in the state of New Hampshire. Tomie DePaola was born in 1934.

Tomie DePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
  2. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books: War Years
  3. Aladdin Picture Books
  4. All Aboard Reading: Level 1
  5. Barker Twins
  6. Barkers: Level 1 (Paperback)
  7. Picture Puffin Books
  8. Smart about the Arts

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Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > Spanish > Infantil y juvenil > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
4Books > Subjects > Children > Arts & Music > Art > Sculpture

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The Art Lesson  Oct 31, 2000
This book was read to me by one of my college professors. The idea she was trying to communicate to the future teachers in her "Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading" class was that we should be careful to always encourage and never stifle a childs' creative spirit. This book has captured that philosophy beautifully, both in text and in illustration. I am purchasing this book for my boyfriend who is graduating this year with an art degree and has had the great fortune of never being stifled, thus becoming very successful and open with his talent in graphic design.

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