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The Legend of Old Befana

An Italian Christmas Story

The Legend of Old Befana( )
Author: dePaola, Tomie
Illustrator: dePaola, Tomie
ISBN:978-1-5344-3011-2
Publication Date:Nov 2019
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $12.99
Book Description:

In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child. Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. "Cranky old lady," the children say. "She is always sweeping!" Sweep, sweep, sweep. But when a brilliant star glows in the eastern sky one night, and Old...
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Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):21.59 x 26.67 x 0.508 cm
Book Weight:0.139 Kilograms
Author Biography
dePaola, Tomie (Author)
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970.

He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums.

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