Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School
Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School  -     By: Tomie DePaola
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Puffin Books
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 10.53 X 9.03 X 0.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0142500836
ISBN-13: 9780142500835
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

Morgie and Moffie can't wait to start school!  They buy backpacks and pencil boxes, and off they go.  Moffie, who knows the answers to all of the teacher's questions, gets a lot of gold stars. And Morgie, who likes sharing his dinosaur book, makes two new friends. But by the end of the week Morgie and Moffie help each other to understand that it's important to both get gold stars and make new friends.  And they agree that they love school!

Author Bio

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. 

His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.

DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

Editorial Reviews

"DePaola's illustrations are full of his characteristic charm and humor.  This fresh approach to first-day-of-school stories will entertain, reassure, and enlighten new students." -Booklist

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