26 Fairmount Avenue

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26 Fairmount Avenue
26 Fairmount Ave Book Cover.jpg
Author Tomie dePaola
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's
Published April 5, 1999 (Putnam)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 64 p
ISBN 0-399-23246-X
OCLC 38550527
813/.54 B 21
LC Class PS3554.E11474 Z473 1999

26 Fairmount Avenue (ISBN 0-399-23246-X) is a 1999 children's novel by Tomie dePaola[1] that won a Newbery Honor. dePaolo was also awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."[2]


The book deals with the early life of Tomie dePaola. He has just moved to a new house in Connecticut and the 1938 hurricane has just hit. Tomie expresses unhappiness for seeing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the theatres.


Characters such as Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, introduced in other dePaola books, are present in this book.

Books in this series[edit]

  • 26 Fairmount Avenue (Newbery Honor Book, 2000)[1]
  • Here We All Are
  • On My Way. [3]
  • What a Year![3]
  • Things Will Never be the Same (The War Years)
  • I'm Still Scared (The War Years)
  • Why? (The War Years)
  • For the Duration (The War Years)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Camerato, Tim (26 November 2016). "Children's Author dePaola Visits Norwich". Valley News. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Italie, Hillel (15 January 2011). "Caldecott, Newbury book winners announced". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Haug, Karin; Bibliographer, Customer Service. "Feature Articles". YBP.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 

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