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Tomie dePaola to read/sign Strega Nona's Gift at Princeton Barnes & Noble Nov 3 at 6pm

Bestselling and Caldecott Honor winning children’s book author/illustrator Tomie dePaola to read and sign holiday picture book STREGA NONA’S GIFT at Princeton Barnes & Noble, Thursday, November 3 at 6pm

Oct. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Princeton, NJ -  Beloved children’s book author/illustrator Tomie dePaola, will read and sign the latest in his “Strega Nona” picture book series,  Strega Nona’s Gift, on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the  Princeton Barnes & Noble, 3535 US Route 1 South in the MarketFair Mall, Princeton, NJ.  Line pass distribution begins at 4:00 pm on November 3 at the Route 1 cash wrap area.  Seating is on a first-come/first seated basis.

   “We are thrilled to bring Tomie dePaola to the Princeton area with his latest holiday book filled with beautiful art, a very funny story, and an introduction to some new holiday traditions,“ Community Relations Manager Debra Lampert-Rudman said. “Tomie will read briefly, take a few questions, and then sign books for his fans.”

                     In this latest Strega Nona picture book, all the kitchens are bustling from the Feast of San Nicola in early December, when the children choose the food, to the Feast of Epiphany in January, when someone gets to be king or queen for the day.  Even the animals share in the holiday spirit during one feast where the tradition is to cook for them. When Big Anthony, another of Tomie dePaola’s best-loved characters, smells the delicious treats Strega Nona is cooking for her animals, he decides that just a taste couldn’t hurt, right? Wrong! Big Anthony gets his just desserts, while Strega Nona surprises everyone with a special gift.

                        Customers must have purchased a copy of Strega Nona’s Gift  to receive a line pass. A line pass, book, and receipt from either Barnes & Noble or www.bn.com are required to be on the signing line.  Full details are available either in the Barnes & Noble children’s department or by emailing crm2646@bn.com

          For more information on this event, or for a schedule of upcoming events, call: 609-716-1570 or email: crm2646@bn.com.  

Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He's been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered.

Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," and the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association.He was also the United States nominee in 1990 for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration.

The American Library Association has honored him with a Caldecott Honor Book, a Newbery Honor Book, and the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."Tomie dePaola lives in New London, New Hampshire, with his Airedale terrier, Brontë, and works in a renovated 200-year-old barn.

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Princeton Barnes & Noble in the MarketFair Mall, 3535 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ hosting author, educator, and children's events as well as Institutional and Corporate sales of books, NOOK, games and other items of interest to lovers of literature and fine living.

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