Tomie dePaola wins 2011 Wilder Award

Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola has won the 2011 Wilder Award. The announcement was made by the American Library Association as part of its midwinter meeting, according to the NH Center for the Book that noted on its blog: “Among this year’s awards was well deserved recognition for New Hampshire’s own Tomie dePaola.”

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Tomie dePaola’s award-winning works include “26 Fairmont Avenue and  “Strega Nona.

In a career that spans more than 45 years, dePaola has created over 200 books for children and continues to write and illustrate today. He currently lives in New London.

What does Tomie say…about illustrating and being the “artist fella” that lives up the road?  Just visit: www.tomie.com

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