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Extended Audio Sample 26 Fairmount Avenue, Books 1 and 2: 26 Fairmount Avenue & Here We All Are (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Tomie dePaola
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (841 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tomie dePaola Narrator: Tomie dePaola Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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In a heartwarming first-person account, dePaola retells his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy. 26 Fairmount Avenue is full of humor, drama, suspense and just the day to day ups and downs of a little boy's life.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/2/2014

    " First Tomie DePaola book I've read. His writing is very readable--I can imagine this as a read-aloud story for younger children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 liz | 1/25/2014

    " Precocious, sweet, and funny with a cameo from Nana Upstairs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/18/2014

    " I usually really like books by Tomie dePaola, who is a great storyteller. The memories of his childhood he shares in this book just lacked suspense or poignancy, humor or artfulness, that would really engage a reader. One great exception is his chapter about his "Nana Upstairs" and their mishap with what they thought were chocolate candies. The illustrations are sweet and endearing; for me, they are where dePaola's talent shines through here. The portraits of his family and friends convey real individuality and personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/16/2014

    " another 3.5-- quick, fun read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryans101098 | 1/16/2014

    " My first ever Tomie book. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/15/2014

    " Fantastic start, can't wait to read the rest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Helen | 12/16/2013

    " It's been a while since I've read this book. Seems like I didnt like it when I read it. Can't remember what the book was about though. Guess it didn't make an impression on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Strait | 11/27/2013

    " This entire series is a terrific biography of Tomie dePaola's life as a child growing up in the 1940's. Well worth reading and/or listening to all eight books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/26/2013

    " Picked this one up at the library for my kids, but found it interesting myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 11/19/2013

    " Needed to read this before I turned it back to the library. Great conversational writing. Why doesn't every teacher use this book to introduce personal narratives? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 11/11/2013

    " I have always liked books written by Tomie dePaola. I really enjoyed reading this autobiography about Tomie's life as a young boy. I can't wait to read the other books in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Barnum | 11/10/2013

    " I thought this book was very funny and creative. I loved the way Tomie compared everything to a movie like he flew like Marry Poppins or she was a Shirley Temple! A great way to see into the mind of the author and share his experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Smith | 11/8/2013

    " My daughter has read this book three times. It is a delightfully, funny memoir. I will definitely read the rest of the books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Wilkinson | 9/14/2013

    " I loved learning more about Tomie dePaola and his childhood years. This was very interesting and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 7/10/2013

    " I didn't like this the way I liked Knucklehead, but my kids thought it was just great. We talked about Grandpa, who is about the right age to really connect with this story. They were interested in how different things were then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 4/10/2013

    " If you like the Tomie dePaola picture books, you will like this series. It's a great chapter book for kids ready to make the transition, because there's at least one small picture on every page. The stories are warm, simple, and contain the right amount of detail for a young reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/26/2013

    " This was so much fun to read to my daughter. Tomie dePaola is masterful at telling charming childhood stories about his family without smothering them in sentimentality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi | 1/2/2013

    " I love Tomie dePaola, and I think he does a great job in this chapter book, in telling stories from his childhood in very entertaining, yet simple, ways. I particularly like the story about his first day of school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 12/23/2012

    " Funny -- we use this as part of an author study. Aelia might like this when she's older. She'll be able to relate to having a house be under construction! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 11/30/2012

    " Tomie dePaola is a favorite children's book author, and it's fun to get a glimpse into his early life. I loved his story about Snow White. I will never look at that the same way again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magda | 9/25/2012

    " When I got this, I just thought it would be another nice fiction book by Tomie dePaola, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is one in a series of autobiographical children's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxcy | 9/17/2012

    " Note to self:write down as beehive book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 8/28/2012

    " This book didn't do it for me. I feel like dePaola's books have a bit of subtle humor running through them, which makes them fun and interesting when paired with his artwork, but this didn't. It was almost too dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 4/22/2012

    " My favrite person is tomie. "

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About the Author
Author Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is best known for his books for children. He’s been published for forty years and has written and/or illustrated over two hundred books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award, and the New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure. He lives in New London, New Hampshire with his new Airedale dog, Brontë.