Tomie DePaola's books have won reams of awards, including both top literary nods for children: the Newbury Medal for outstanding writing and the Caldecott Medal for illustration.
Tomie has also published a book for adults, called "Christmas Memories." The book includes holiday memories from his storied life - suburban childhood, bohemian art school, and cloistered monastery. Listen in as Dick Gordon and Tomie talk of Christmases past, and play holiday music from 1940's crooners to Gregorian chants. This story originally aired on December 15, 2006.