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Children's Author Tomie DePaola Visits Eastchester Students On Skype

The class of Eileen Finn at Greenvale School in the Eastchester School District had a Skype visit from famous children’s author Tomie dePaola.
The class of Eileen Finn at Greenvale School in the Eastchester School District had a Skype visit from famous children’s author Tomie dePaola. Photo Credit: Contributed
Children's author Tomie DePaola talked about being an author and shared with the children how the hardest part in writing for him is actually just sitting down and beginning to write.
Children's author Tomie DePaola talked about being an author and shared with the children how the hardest part in writing for him is actually just sitting down and beginning to write. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The class of Eileen Finn at Greenvale School in the Eastchester School District had a Skype visit on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from famous children’s author Tomie dePaola.

After reading so many of his books during a class author study, the children were very excited to be able to talk to him.

He talked about being an author and shared with the children how the hardest part in writing for him is actually just sitting down and beginning to write.

He was very impressed by the number of his books that the students in Finn’s class had read.

The children asked him many questions about his life as an author and were able to ask about many of the characters in the stories.

He shared that Strega Nona is still his favorite character. The original "Strega Nona" was first published in 1975 and celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.

This was an experience that the children will always remember.

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