|September 15, 1934
|Tomie dePaola age
|89 YEARS OLD
A children's author and Illustrator who published over two hundred works, he is best known for Stregna Nona and other picture books. He won the Golden Kite Award in 1983.
He earned a degree in fine arts from the Pratt Institute in 1956.
He won the 1994 Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society for Christopher, the Holy Giant.
He was a 2011 recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.