Posted on 03/31/2020 at 10:09 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We were saddened to hear last night that Tomie dePaola, a beloved children’s writer and illustrator, had passed away.
DePaola, who was eighty-five years old, died of complications after surgery, according to the Associated Press.
Best known for Strega Nona — the tale of an old woman whose magic pasta pot wreaks havoc in the hands of an inexperienced user — he worked on over 270 books, sold nearly 25 million copies, and was translated into more than twenty language, reports the AP.
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