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26 Fairmount Avenue
Contributor(s): dePaola, Tomie (Author), dePaola, Tomie (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0698118642     ISBN-13: 9780698118645
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2002
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Annotation: Many things happened the year Tomie's family built their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue, in Meriden, Connecticut, including the hurricane of 1938, Tomie's first day of kindergarten, and more. This is the first in a series of chapter books told from Tomie's perspective as a little boy. A 2000 Newbery Honor Book. Illustrations.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Literary
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers - Chapter Books
Dewey: B
LCCN: 98012918
Age Level: 7-9
Grade Level: 2-4
Lexile Measure: 640(Not Available)
Series: 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 5" W x 7.6" (0.2 lbs) 57 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 1930's
- Geographic Orientation - Connecticut
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/05/2001 pg. 81
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 30629
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
 
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Publisher Description:
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.
 
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