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Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Goodnight) [Hardcover]

By Tomie dePaola (Author)
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Item description for Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Goodnight) by Tomie dePaola...

This picture book of childhood memories has been enhanced with new full-color art in celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary as a children's classic.

Publishers Description
his wonderful generational story, a classic in its own right, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in a new, full-color edition, joining the other appealing picture books in which Tomie draws upon his childhood memories. In re-creating the art, Tomie says, ?Creating this art was as emotional an experience for me now as it was then.? ?In a quietly touching story the author-illustrator depicts loving family relationships so that even the very young reader can understand the concept. - "Publishers Weekly" Children will want to hear this again and again...? -- "School Library Journal" (starred review)

Citations And Professional Reviews
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Goodnight) by Tomie dePaola has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1279
  • Booklist - 02/15/1998 page 1020
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1998 page 289
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1999 page 63
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 588
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 853

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.44" Width: 8.17" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 29, 1997
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  4-8
ISBN  0399231080  
ISBN13  9780399231087  
UPC  048228016991  

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More About Tomie dePaola

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tomie dePaola( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. The American Library Association said: His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story. Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor forStrega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue.He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a living treasure by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire."

Tomie dePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
  2. Andy & Sandy Book
  3. Barker Twins
  4. Classic Board Books
  5. Goodnight
  6. Paperstar Book
  7. Picture Puffin Books

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Multigenerational > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues > Death & Dying > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader

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Reviews - What do customers think about Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Goodnight)?

A classic  Mar 19, 2008
This book is an excellent read, not only for kids who can relate to the death of a grandparent or a loved one, but for all children who are just starting to learn about death. It's a great way to introduce the topic. I had it as a kid, and recently bought a new copy. It is one of my most beloved childhood books. The illustrations are great, too--I don't know how kids would feel about them today, considering all the technology we have now in terms of graphics, but I remember being really intrigued by all the little details in the drawings (in the late 1970s/early 1980s).
nana upstairs and nana downstairs  Jan 20, 2008
Tomie dePaola's Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs is a tenderly written story about the death of loved ones and the beautiful memories they leave behind. The story is multigenerational seen through the sweet lens of childhood eyes. The illustations are charming and the tale will make you laugh and cry.
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs  Oct 1, 2007
We were looking for a book to help prepare our 4-year old daughter for the death of her grandmother from Cancer. This book was recommended to us. We first checked it out from the library and had to renew. It helped us start the discussion of death with our daughter. She related to Tomie being 4 and his love for his Nana's. We bought this book because she did not want to return it to the library. She is so happy to have her very own copy.
Love This Book!  Mar 25, 2007
I had read this book several years ago so when my 87 yr old mother died last month, I bought a new Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs book for my grandson who is 10 yrs old. He told me that he will keep that book forever because it was so sweet and means everything to him now that his great-Nana is gone to heaven.
A book for every child...outstanding and very much needed!  Feb 1, 2007
From it's title and the cover, I wouldn't have picked up this book. There's nothing that "jumped out" at me. It's about grandmas, but so what - lots of books are.

FORTUNATELY, it was included on my son's [...]reading list. What we discovered is the most sensitive rendering of a young child's experience in coping with the death of a loved one.

If we read only one of dePaola's books, and this was it, I would say he is a genius in children's literature!


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