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Children's author, Tomie dePaola dies at 85

1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, March 31 2020 Mar 31, 2020 March 31, 2020 11:44 AM March 31, 2020 in News
Source: CNN

Beloved children's author and illustrator, Tomie dePaola died Monday.

CNN reports that the prolific author penned over 300 books including "Strega Nona," "Quiet," and "Oliver Button is a Sissy." 

He passed away following complications sustained during a recent surgery to correct injuries from a fall in his barn.

His literary agent Doug Whiteman said dePaola died alone at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

"Due to the coronavirus and a quarantine at the hospital where he was being treated, Mr. dePaola was in isolation when he died," Whiteman added.
DePaola was 85 years old.

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