Jamie ORourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale Audiobook, by Tomie dePaola Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Tomie dePaola Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525594574

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"My Irish grandfather, Thomas Lawrence Downey, was a great storyteller. I loved his rendition of The Animal Fair and his explanation of why he was bald (that will remain a personal secret). I never tired of sitting on his knee—and later, when I was a bit too big, sitting at his feet with one of my baby sisters on his knee—listening to his wonderful tall tales.

Among the stories I loved the best were the ones about the Irish—and the Downey family in particular. In those tales, I'm afraid, "dramatic flair" and artistic liberties took over for fact. But as any good storyteller knows, to embellish is to make the tale interesting, especially to a young Tomie.

When I read the short tale that inspired Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, I swear I could hear my grandfather Tom Downey whispering in my ear, "Jamie O'Rourke was the laziest man...". Now I hope that the next generation, sitting on someone's knees or at someone's feet, will hear the words just as I did." —Tomie dePaola

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, and The Secret Rapture. She has been in new plays by Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post, A. R. Gurney, and Albert Innaurato. Her film and television credits include Series 7, States of Control, Bullets over Broadway, numerous Law & Order episodes, Ed, Spin City, and The Education of Max Bickford. Her audiobook narrations have won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.