Meet the Author (Reading Rockets)

Tomie dePaola (2012)

Nov. 26, 2012

Tomie dePaola, the author and illustrator of Strega Nona and many other favorite books, always knew he wanted to be an artist. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, Tomie dePaola tells comical childhood tales, reflects on his career, and suggests ways to encourage young readers and artists.
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