Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs

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Putnam's, Jan 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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his wonderful generational story, a classic in its own right, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in a new, full-color edition, joining the other appealing picture books in which Tomie draws upon his childhood memories. In re-creating the art, Tomie says, Creating this art was as emotional an experience for me now as it was then. In a quietly touching story the author-illustrator depicts loving family relationships so that even the very young reader can understand the concept.

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A nice gentle introduction to losing loved ones to age. - Goodreads
I enjoy his artwork. - Goodreads
I also use it to teach my class about writing memoirs. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lindsay Fouts - Goodreads

This would be a good story to read to young children to help explain the death of a grandparent. Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs. Peura - Goodreads

Mrs. Peura's 3rd grade class thinks it's neat how it's a true story! It's very sad that both his nanas died. This book brings us happy feelings because it's all about grandmas, and grandmas are the best! Read full review

About the author (1998)

Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.