Tomie de Paola knows a lot about clouds. He also knows a lot about what people think of them. The Greeks, for example, believed that Hermes, the messenger of the gods, once stole the sun's cattle, which were clouds. In this unique approach to the sky, you can learn about the ten most common clouds. You can learn about the myths that have been inspired by their different shapes. You can learn that clouds tell us about coming changes in the weather. This book will tell you many things about clouds we bet you didn't know. We hope you enjoy it!
About the Author
Tomie dePaola is the beloved Caldecott Honor- and Newbery Honor-winning author and/or illustrator of close to 250 books. Tomie was born in Connecticut and grew up there with his parents, brother, and two sisters. He loved reading and books from an early age and knew, when he was four, that he wanted to write and illustrate stories when he grew up. Tomie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children," the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association, and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children’s literature." He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration and has received the New Hampshire’s Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure.
Hometown:Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:Meriden, CT
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tomie dePaola writes so well that children are drawn into the story, no matter the subject, and his illustrations are very appealing which only enhances the experience.
The book is just so wonderful and inspiring. I loved this book so much that i went out into a meadow full of daisies and read it over and over. I looked up at the sky and wondered how ever could God created such beautiful figures. I thought wow! and just think all of these white fluffy clouds are made up of evaporated water. When i was little i always wanted to go up into the clouds and sit next to the angels in my dreams. I loved my childhood. This book was once again inspiring and full of creativeness. I have to say Thank you to the author, and I hope all the people who read this will love it as much as I did. Love, Sheri