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Books in 26 Fairmount Avenue series

  • For the Duration: The War Years: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book

    Tomie dePaola

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, July 30, 2009)
    Tomie keeps hearing the phrase, “For the duration.” Gas is being rationed “for the duration.” The Fourth of July fireworks will be the last show “for the duration.” So many things will be different as long as the war goes on, but much of Tomie’s life goes on as usual. He’s excited about starring in a dance recital, taking the bus around town all by himself, and having his first Communion. But Tomie is also still getting over his cousin’s death in the war, and he has to say good-bye to his uncle as he ships off to basic training. And then he has a run-in with some bullies and his brother doesn’t even help him out. Luckily, Tomie knows there are a lot of people he can count on for the duration.
  • 26 Fairmount Avenue

    Tomie dePaola

    Library Binding (Demco Media, Feb. 1, 2002)
    Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.
  • Why?

    Tomie dePaola, Tomie Depaola

    Library Binding (Turtleback Books, July 31, 2008)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. World War II is raging in Europe, and Tomie finds that life has changed in many ways. Now he has to wear an extra sweater to school because they're trying to conserve coal. Then tragedy brings the war home to the dePaola family, and all Tomie can do is ask ""Why?
  • What a Year

    Tomie DePaola

    Hardcover (Perfection Learning, Oct. 1, 2003)