USPS Celebrates Children's Book Author and Illustrator, Tomie dePaola

U.S. Postal Service will honor the children’s book author and illustrator with the issuance of a Forever stamp.
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March 23, 2023

USPS stamp featuring artwork from “Strega Nona.”
USPS stamp featuring artwork from “Strega Nona.” USPS

The U.S. Postal Service

has announced the release of a first-class stamp honoring children’s author, Tomie dePaola (1934–2020), whose varied body of work encompasses folk tales and legends, informational books, religious and holiday stories and touching autobiographical accounts. 

The stamp art features a detail from the cover of “Strega Nona” (1975), a Caldecott Honor Book and the first in a popular series. The title character, “Grandma Witch” in Italian, uses magic to cure her neighbors’ ills and to help with matters of the heart. The stamp image shows her carrying her magic pasta pot. Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed the stamp with dePaola’s original art.  

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