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Tomie dePaola Stamps 2023 Forever Postage Stamps 100 pcs

Tomie dePaola Stamps 2023 Forever Postage Stamps 100 pcs

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20 stamps/page * 5 pages. You got 100 stamps in total.

 

Background:

The Postal Service honors award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola with new Forever stamps.

 

DePaola (1934-2020) produced an extraordinarily varied body of work that encompasses folktales and legends, informational books, religious and holiday stories, and autobiographical tales. Deceptively simple, his stories contain layers of emotional meaning that appeal to readers of all ages.

 

DePaola is probably best known for the "Strega Nona" picture book series. Set in southern Italy, the gently humorous stories focus on Strega Nona, or "Grandma Witch," who uses magic to help with matters of the heart and to cure her neighbors' ills. Published in 1975, the first book in the series received a Caldecott Honor as one of the most distinguished picture books published that year.

 

Whatever the subject, dePaola's illustrations are instantly recognizable. Characterized by bright but muted tones and flat, two-dimensional perspectives, they offer a distinctive mix of Romanesque painting styles and traditional folk art. Objects that meant the most to dePaola — notably hearts and white birds — recur throughout his work.

 

In all his books, dePaola tried to convey three fundamental truths: Success depends on hard work, happiness relies on embracing one's true self, and love and kindness underscore all.

 

In 2011, the American Library Association awarded him the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now the Children's Literature Legacy Award) for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

 

The stamp art features a detail from the cover of "Strega Nona." Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed the stamp with dePaola's original art. 

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