Illustrator and writer Tomie dePaola appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: More than 250 books feature the name Tomie dePaola as the illustrator, writer or both. He has been published for more than 40 years and has sold more than 15 million books worldwide. 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, a Newbery Honor and the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." His latest work is a new edition of "Strega Nona." For captions, transcript, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5368.
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