Bill and Pete Go Down the Nileby Tomie dePaola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator)
It's a new school year, and Bill and Pete are back in a new adventure. Their teacher, Ms. Ibis, is taking all the little crocodiles (and their toothbrushes) on a class trip to the Royal Museum. But who's that trying to steal the Sacred Eye of Isis? Can it be the Bad Guy? Can Bill and Pete save the day once more? Full color.
Meet the Author
Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue.The American Library Association said: “His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story.” He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
- Connecticut and New Hampshire
- Date of Birth:
- September 15, 1935
- Place of Birth:
- Meriden, CT
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Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile is a cute and humorous story for kids and adults alike. DePaola, as always, has combined lovable characters, an interest-keeping storyline, and colorful, fun illustrations to make a wonderful book. This tale of friendship, family and heroism is touching and encouraging.