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26 Fairmount Avenue
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Author Tomie dePaola
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Published April 5, 1999 (Putnam)
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 64 p
ISBN 0-399-23246-X
OCLC 38550527
813/.54 B 21
LC Class PS3554.E11474 Z473 1999

26 Fairmount Avenue (ISBN: 0-399-23246-X) is a 1999 children's novel by Tomie dePaola. The book won a Newbery Honor in 2000, and was named a Notable Children's Book on the Association for Library Service to Children's annual list that year.


The book deals with the early life of Tomie dePaola. He has just moved to a new house in Connecticut and the 1938 hurricane has just hit. Tomie expresses unhappiness for seeing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the theatres.


Characters such as Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs, introduced in other dePaola books, are present in this book.

Other books in this series

  • Here We All Are
  • On My Way.
  • What a Year!
  • Things Will Never be the Same (The War Years)
  • I'm Still Scared (The War Years)
  • Why? (The War Years)
  • For the Duration (The War Years)
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