DePaola’s recent sudden death came as a sad shock to many, but his legacy of special books lives on.
Although he reportedly was not a practicing Catholic in his later years, he never left the Catholic worldview completely behind. This background, along with his Irish and Italian heritage, helped him to focus on retelling stories of Christ and the saints. The books he wrote and illustrated are treasures for the whole family and offer wonderful opportunities to teach children about the faith.
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