Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

On My Way

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

On My Way

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DEPAOLA, TOMIE. (2001). On My Way. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. ISBN 0-399-- 23583-3.

Do you remember being so excited about going to first grade because that was the magical year when you would finally learn to read? If this describes you, then you'll really enjoy this third autobiographical story by Tomie dePaola. Of course, you need to read the entire book before Tomie reaches that enchanting literacy moment, but the journey is a pleasant one as we accompany him all the way through dance school, carsickness made better with popcorn, and even praying for his baby sister's recovery from pneumonia.

As is true of the previous 26 Fairmount Avenue Books, this short chapter book is written with a voice that is truly that of Tomie dePaola. For those of you who have had the chance to hear him present, you'll virtually hear his booming voice read these pages to you. We know our students are enthralled with these episodic family stories that are told with a genuine respect for children and their world knowledge. …

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