Best-Selling Children's Book Author Here Jan. 28
By Erika Mantz, Media Relations
January 10, 2007
The Friends of Dimond Library at UNH will host the eighth in a series
of one-on-one conversations with authors who have ties to the Granite State
Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. when local author Rebecca Rule interviews award-winning
children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola before a live
audience in the library’s 5th Floor Reading Room.
The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To
reserve a space, visit www.library.unh.edu/friends/calendar.htm, e-mail email@example.com or call 2-1541.
A resident of New London, New Hampshire, dePaola has been writing and
illustrating children’s books for nearly 40 years. Published in more
than 15 countries, his books have received virtually every significant
recognition in the children’s book world, including the Caldecott
Honor Award for “Strega Nona” and the Newbery Honor Award for “26
Fairmount Avenue,” an autobiographical account of dePaola’s
childhood centered on the building of his family’s new house in Connecticut
during the 1930s.
Strega Nona, his most popular character, is featured in eight books. It
means “Grandma Witch” in Italian, a wise, loving and gentle
woman who possesses magical powers. dePaola’s newest series features
the Barker Twins, twin dog characters -- inspired by his own dogs -- who
face contemporary boyhood and girlhood challenges.
Three times per year, in the style of Bravo’s Inside the Actors’ Studio,
Yankee humorist, book reviewer and author Rebecca Rule invites poets, fiction
and non-fiction writers, and journalists with a connection to New Hampshire
to share their insights and discoveries as they pursue their passion for
These one-on-one interviews are conducted in front of a live audience
and recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for future broadcast. There
will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions, light
refreshments will be served after the interview and both authors will be
available to sign their books.
To learn more about the series or to receive updates, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2-1540.
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