26 Fairmount Avenue

26 Fairmount Avenue

by Tomie dePaola
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26 Fairmount Avenue 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful introduction to autobiography. Easy to read, fun read-aloud as well. A good way to get to know more about Tomie dePaola. My 3rd-5th grade library classes used it as an author study and also as a Newbery Honor example.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tomie manages to make his stories very relational and yet still appealing to young boys. It captures so much of what my son goes through and it speaks, very believably, from the 5/6/7 year old perspective. It talks about changes and family and things not being what you expected. He really validates a lot of the fears and anxieties that kids go through when things change. In a word it's real and that's what makes it really great writing. I love reading it with my son!
Felicity0 More than 1 year ago
Do you remember the first time your family ever moved? If you're anything like me, I can remember the first time my family brought a brand new house and moved into it. It was so exciting and new, seeing it being built from the ground up, seeing the frame turn into walls, and the cement and wooden floors becoming our new home. This is exactly what Tomie de Paola does in this autobiography. He recounts the events that surrounded his family's move to the address of 26 Fairmount Avenue in Meriden, Connecticut, when he was five years old. He remembers a hurricane that hit the east coast, seeing “Snow White” when it first came out in the movies, going to school for the first time and so much more. This is a wonderful autobiography and is full of laughter and fun. It also contains the author’s trademark illustrations, which add so much character to the story. It is suitable for readers of all ages, even though it is geared toward children.
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MiMiES More than 1 year ago
Very good story - children can relate to Tomie. A good book to introduce your child to chapter books that have interesting & meaningful stories. Snuggle up together and read the book to your child. After a few times your child will want to begin reading the chapter books him/herself.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you and your family ever moved? Do you remember what it was like? That is what this wonderful book, which is suited for children from seven to ten-years-old. The author, Tomie de Paola writes about the year before he and his family moved from their apartment and into their new home on Fairmont Avenue. The book starts with de Paola describing the Hurricane of 1938. He recounts many of the events of his life in that year and even talks about problems arising in the construction of the home saying, ¿My mom kept crying. My dad kept using more and more bad words.¿ If your family has ever built a house you can really relate to the story. I really liked the book, and would definitely encourage anyone to read it. It is truly a great autobiography of de Paola. Tomie de Paola, the author, was born in 1934 in the town of Meridian, Connecticut. He is of Irish and Italian heritage. From an early age it was always is ambition to create picture books. He wrote books for his family as a child for birthdays and such. He is also a great artist and designer. Tomie de Paola is also known to put out two to four books a year, an astonishing feat. de Paola, Tomie. 26 Fairmont Avenue. New York: G.P. Putnam¿s Sons, 1999.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that 26 Fairmount Avenue is a good book! If you like to read about authors or love Tomie dePaola then you would enjoy this book!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book. You'll want to read this book. But if you want to find out what happens, you'll have to read the book. See how everything turns out in the sto