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On My Way: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book (De Paola, Tomie. 26 Fairmount Avenue Book.) [Paperback]

By Tomie dePaola (Author) & Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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Item description for On My Way: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book (De Paola, Tomie. 26 Fairmount Avenue Book.) by Tomie dePaola...

The author relates memories from his childhood, including his baby sister's illness, a trip to the beach with his cousins, and learning to read in first grade.

Publishers Description
Tomie is overjoyed because his baby sister, Maureen, is finally strong enough to come home from the hospital. Over the next months, he is in a dance recital and he gets to go to the World's Fair. Soon, the school year is at an end. Summer is full of fun things to do, like going to the beach and celebrating the Fourth of July-but Tomie can't wait for school to start again. He hopes he'll get Miss Kiniry, the first-grade teacher he likes the best. In first grade he will finally-finally-learn to read. And maybe even get a library card of his own
"DePaola's writing and recollective skills are so fresh that kids will feel like he's sitting right next to them, telling his tales in and out of school with disarming charisma and not a hint of nostalgia." ("The Horn Book")
"More please." ("Kirkus Reviews," pointer review)

Citations And Professional Reviews
On My Way: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book (De Paola, Tomie. 26 Fairmount Avenue Book.) by Tomie dePaola has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 742
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 06/03/2002 page 91
  • Publishers Weekly - 06/03/2002

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   73
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.24"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 10, 2002
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  9-12
ISBN  0698119487  
ISBN13  9780698119482  
UPC  051488005995  

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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. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Tomie dePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
  2. Barker Twins
  3. Goodnight
  4. Paperstar Book
  5. Picture Puffin Books
  6. Smart about the Arts

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Another Slice of Tomie DePaola's Life.....  May 29, 2001
Tomie DePaola is back with the third book of his autobiographical series and this installment is just as warm and wonderful as his two previous books, 26 Fairmount Avenue and Here We All Are. This story takes a look at life for a few months in 1940 and is highlighted by baby sister Maureen's frightening bout of pneumonia, Tomie's first dance recital, a family visit to the 1939 New York World's Fair and the thrill of finally entering first grade, learning to read and getting his first library card. Told in a gentle conversational tone, On My Way lets youngsters go back in time and "spy" on the day to day ups and downs of the extended DePaolo family. Life may have been somewhat different and simpler sixty years ago, but what kids will really come to realize and understand is how much life, today, is the same as it was then. For Mr DePaolo, writing these, 26 Fairmount Avenue books is very much a labor of love and it shows on each and every inspired page. Perfect reading for youngsters 7-11, and even better as a family read aloud book, On My Way is a treasure, told with great insight, wisdom, humor and love.
just MY opinion  May 13, 2001
This 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE series is real crossover material. That is, I think it's great reading for children of ALL ages. Of the three, ON MY WAY may be my favorite. The first chapter is suspenseful and frightening and the last chapter is schoolboy triumphant. DePaola continues to create some extraordinary work. THE CLOWN OF GOD is a masterpiece. NANA UPSTAIRS & NANA DOWNSTAIRS touches the soul and heart. The 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE series affirms that WE ALL have stories to tell. The BARKERS series is fresh and fun. DePaola may have published a few klinkers along the way but, he's mostly on target especially with ON MY WAY.
Another fun chapter in the 26 Fairmount Avenue series  Mar 16, 2001
On My Way is another fun adventure in the 26 Fairmount Avenue series. The book starts out on a somber note when Tomie's sister becomes very ill, but the story becomes more upbeat from there. Once again Tomie has many adventures, including becoming an actor in a play (to rave reviews), going to the World's Fair in New York City, and paving the family's new driveway. Young Tomie is an insightful boy, and his thoughts and ideas are always enjoyable to the reader. Once again, Tomie dePaola's artwork fits the story perfectly. I would recommend this book to younger readers and adults, as both will be able to find similarities in their own lives to life of young Tomie dePaola. I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the 26 Fairmount Avenue series.

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