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Author: Margaret Frith
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.60h x 6.30w x 0.16d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 3.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 75092 / Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself
Kirkus Review - Children 07/01/2003 pg. 909
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2003 pg. 761
School Library Journal 11/01/2003 pg. 124
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 173 - Superior,Well Above Average
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2004 pg. 173 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
Margaret Frith is the author of numerous children's books, including several titles in the Who Was? series, such as Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?, Who Was Louis Braille?, Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? and Who Was Woodrow Wilson? She lives in New York City. Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.
His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his singular attainment in children's literature, the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his continued distinguished contribution, and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.
DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.
DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
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