The art lesson

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Putnam, Mar 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.

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The books has great illustrations. - Goodreads
Drawing pictures was his favorite thing to do. - Goodreads
A simple, yet happy story with excellent illustrations. - Goodreads
I think the pictures in the book are very well done. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Chris Young - Goodreads

Tommy's passions for drawing and becoming an original artist are encouraged by his family but stymied by his first grade teacher's rules about how art will be done in class. A charming autobiography about staying true to your dreams. Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

We take this book out of the library all of the time and always enjoy it. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

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.

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