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The Walking Coat

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

About The Book

The Walking Coat is Pauline Watson's beautiful story, majestically illustrated by the great Tomie dePaola.

Scott's cousin's cast-off coat covers Scott from head to toe and helps him mystify friends and neighbors and enjoy a series of minor adventures.

About The Author

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Laurent Linn

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 1, 1995)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689804205
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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