The Magic of Tomie dePaola: A Conversation

If you’ve had young children in your house anytime in the past 50 years, or if perhaps you were the young child, you know the work of children’s book author Tomie dePaola.

He turned a childhood fascination with drawing into a career in which he produced over 260 children’s books.

One of my interviews with dePaola occurred over 30 years ago, around this time of year, as we talked about his book called Jingle the Christmas Clown.

And he had some fascinating insights into what it takes to create a memorable children’s book.

So here now from 1992 Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola died in 2020. He was 85.

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