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Title:
Things will never be the same
Author:
DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
69 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school in 1941 when he was a boy.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 1.0 68262.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.8 4 Quiz: 32866 Guided reading level: N.
ISBN:
9780399239823
Format :
Book

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Young Tomie receives a diary for Christmas and records all his adventures over the next year: sledding on his Junior Flexible Flyer, the big dance recital, a summer visit to an amusement park, the start of second grade, and real art lessons. But one Sunday in December, the dePaolas turn on the radio to learn that Pearl Harbor has been attacked. Truly, things will never be the same. With the charming new feature of handwritten diary entries, the fifth book set at the Newbery Honor winning address of 26 Fairmount Avenue warmly captures both the fun and serious aspects of Tomie's childhood with a touching, timely relevance.


Author Notes

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970.

He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 2ongoing, still-unique autobiography takes readers through 1941, dePaola's seventh year, when world events elbowed their way into his world for good. Frequently mixing in neatly lettered pages from his treasured diary, dePaola chronicles exhilarating rides on sleds and amusement-park attractions, Saturday morning trips to the movie house, Sunday morning routines, a dance recital, trials and tribulations in second grade, and more--until December seventh brings all the grown-ups together around the radio, and his mother utters the title's prophetic words: "Things will never be the same." Livening nearly every page with vignettes or larger drawings, the author again draws children into a vanished, but somehow universal, world with his youthful narration, convincingly childlike sensibility, and irrepressible spirit. --John Peters


Publisher's Weekly Review

This installment in the series set at 26 Fairmount Avenue finds Tomie enjoying a new sled, going to see Fantasia, celebrating a traditional Italian Easter and struggling to understand what is happening in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. Ages 7-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-The fifth installment in the series is delightful. The story starts in January, 1941. Each chapter begins with a diary entry while the first-person text fleshes out the boy's memorable experiences such as a special dance recital, sledding on his Junior Flexible Flyer, and seeing Walt Disney's Fantasia for the first time. DePaola's distinctive black-and-white illustrations add humor and child appeal. The book's title comes from the last chapter in which the author remembers the impact on his family of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Children who remember 9/11 will identify with his feeling that "things will never be the same." A welcome addition to any easy chapter-book collection.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.