Morgan and Moffat Go to School (Barkers Series)

Morgan and Moffat Go to School (Barkers Series)

by Tomie dePaola


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142500835
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Series: The Barker Twins Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. 

His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.

DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ..... ix
Preface ..... xiii

Part 1: On the Path ..... 1
1: Whispers ..... 3
2: Make Sure Johnny's Not Home ..... 8
3: The Man with the Barber's Comb ..... 18
4: Exploring ..... 24
5: Hitting Home ..... 30

Part 2: Encounters With the Other Side ..... 41
6: The Language ..... 43
7: They're in Charge (Part 1) ..... 60
8: Appreciating the Messages ..... 70
9: I Don't Censor ..... 80
10: Living in This World ..... 88
11: Tracy's Love ..... 96
12: Keeping the Faith ..... 104
13: Andrew's Miracle ..... 111
14: They're in Charge (Part 2) ..... 136
15: Winds Beneath Our Wings ..... 143

Part 3: Deeper ..... 149
16: Sneaking Peeks ..... 151
17: "Now He's Your Older Brother" ..... 164
18: The Druggist and the Donor ..... 183
19: Delivering the Goods ..... 201
20: Mikey and Me ..... 207

A Few Last Words ..... 219
Referrals ..... 221

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From the Publisher

"DePaola's illustrations are full of his characteristic charm and humor. This fresh approach to first-day-of-school stories will entertain, reassure, and enlighten new students." -Booklist

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