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Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs - (Goodnight) by Tomie dePaola (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • The love between many generations shines brightly in this story grandparents, parents, and grandchildren will treasure.
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.44" x 8.17" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Classics
  • Series Name: Goodnight

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About the Book



This wonderful generational story, a classic in its own right, celebrates its 25th anniversary in a new, full-color edition, joining the other appealing picture books in which dePaola draws upon his childhood memories. Full color.



Book Synopsis



The love between many generations shines brightly in this story grandparents, parents, and grandchildren will treasure.

Tommy is four years old, and he loves visiting the home of his grandmother, Nana Downstairs, and his great-grandmother, Nana Upstairs. But one day Tommy's mother tells him Nana Upstairs won't be there anymore, and Tommy must struggle with saying good-bye to someone he loves.

This 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 dePaola draws upon his childhood memories.

In re-creating the art, Tomie said, "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)



About the Author



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.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.44 Inches (H) x 8.17 Inches (W) x .35 Inches (D)
Weight: .71 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Goodnight
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Tomie dePaola
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 1997
TCIN: 11997043
UPC: 9780399231087
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2430
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.35 inches length x 8.17 inches width x 10.44 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.71 pounds
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