In Memoriam: Tomie dePaola

Last the sad news rang out that one of my childhood icons, Tomie dePaola passed away at the age of 85. He was a children’s author and illustrator. He passed away from complications from surgery after he fell sometime last week. We hope that he rests in peace.

Tomie dePaola, 'Strega Nona' Author and Illustrator, Dies at 85 ...