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The Art Lesson

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 288 Ratings and 54 Reviews

Book Description
This is a charming exercise in autobiography (one of several) by the great author-illustrator Tomie dePaola. "Tommy" is consumed with a passion for drawing. Although encouraged by his family, who treat his pictures with respect and decorate their houses and workplaces with them, he encounters misunderstanding and frustration at school. Finally, an art teacher gives him a chance to do his own thin... More
Book Information
PublisherTurtleback Books
BindingSchool & Library Binding (14 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-100785734481
ISBN-13978-0785734482
Publication Date06/01/1997
The Creators
About Tomie dePaola (Author) : Tomie dePaola is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Tomie dePaola include My First Chanukah, Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Ir... more
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12/12/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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4/3/2008 Jae Johans said: Love this book, as with all Tomie's books. I had the priviledge to work with Tomie during the SCBWI's Master Illustrators class (2006). He is an amazingly generous, funny, personable, and, of course, talented man. I want to be Tomie when I grow up.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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