26 Fairmount Avenue

26 Fairmount Avenue


Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101075739
  • 80 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 7-10 years


A Newbery Honor Book

Tomie’s family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out–the hard way–that they have eaten chocolate laxative. He tries to skip kindergarten when he finds out he won’t learn to read until first grade. “I’ll be back next year,” he says. When Tomie goes to see Snow White, he creates another sensation. Tomie dePaola‘s childhood memories are hilarious, and his charming illustrations are sure to please.

“A thoroughly entertaining and charming story.”—School Library Journal

“DePaola successfully evokes the voice of a precocious, inquisitive five-year-old everyone would want to befriend. Charming black-and-white illustrations animate the scenes and add a period flare, including a photo album-like assemblage of the characters’ portraits at the book’s start.”—Publishers weekly 

From the Trade Paperback edition.
26 Fairmount Avenue

26 Fairmount Avenue

Tomie dePaola, Illustrator: Tomie dePaola


Newbery Honor Book – winner


“Kicking off a series by the same name, dePaola recounts some memorable moments from . . .[his] early years, surrounded by loving family members and friends.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review


A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book
Tomie dePaola
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola
PRH Book Clubs Survey