Tomie de Paola

Big Anthony and the Magic Ring

Tomie de Paola

Softbound, Large Format

$7.00

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Big Anthony is back - and finds his way into more trouble. When Strega Nona shows him a magic ring that can transform her into a beautiful princess (and this is quite a transformation!), Big Anthony decides he simply must try it, too. So, of course, he waits until Strega Nona leaves for the day and takes the ring out of its hiding place. And it works! Big Anthony becomes the handsomest man in all the land - so handsome that all the young ladies have to dance with him. But what happens when Anthony needs some rest but can't remember the right formula to make the ring change him back into his true self? In our house, a lot of laughter happens - I expect it will in your house, too!

The Clown of God

Tomie de Paola

Hardbound, dust jacketed, large format

$16.99

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Tomie dePaola's retelling of the French legend of the clown whose final gift to God is a selfless outpouring of his talents is gloriously sensitive, graceful and ultimately deeply moving and inspiring. His luminous watercolor illustrations are bright, alive and graceful - juxtaposing the stucco, tile and stone buildings of medieval Europe as a backdrop to the bright costumes of The Clown of God. The result is one that delights the eye as it assures the heart that all shall truly be well. The story culminates on a Christmas Eve of long ago, yet alive in our hearts to this day. The Clown of God remains a family favorite--our teenagers (and their parents) still pull it off the shelf to remind themselves of the truer things in life. Illustrated with Tomie dePaola's characteristic humor, good taste and beautiful use of color. A gift for children ages 6 and older.

Patrick

Patron Saint of Ireland

Tomie de Paola

Softbound, Large Format

$6.95

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There is a sacred simplicity to Tomie de Paola's art when he writes of saints and goodness. This quality shines forth in Patrick. With an abundance of green and blue, just like the Emerald Isle, both de Paola's pictures and his words recreate the life of Patrick from his boyhood as a lonely shepherd whose solitude gifted him with a mystical and personal relationship with God, to the Saint who brought healing and unity to the Irish people. This is a story that will be loved by children 6 to 9 and beyond.

The Night of Las Posadas

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It is time for the celebration of Las Posadas, the festival of Mary and Joseph's arrival in Bethlehem. Sister Angie has organized the tradition for many years. The people in the small mountain town reenact Mary and Joseph's search for shelter the night Jesus was born. This year Angie's neice, Lupe, and Lupe's husband, Roberto, are going to play the parts of Mary and Joseph. But when Sister Angie becomes sick and Lupe and Roberto get stuck in a snowstorm, only a miracle can save Las Posadas.

This is an extraordinarily warm and beautiful story - one that touches the heart as it illuminates the truth of love within a festival celebration. Very highly recommended.

Charlie Needs a Cloak

Tomie de Paola

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Charlie the Shepherd needs a new cloak - really needs one! So, in the springtime he shears his flock and, with the help of a very friendly sheep and a scurrying mouse, he dyes, spins, weaves, and sews a beautiful new cloak. Just in time for winter, too! This is an old family favorite - we hope you enjoy it as much as our children did.