The original artwork for STREGA NONA'S GIFT is being shipped today to the publisher in New York City. Tomie completed the illustrations yesterday. It will be published during the fall of 2011 by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of the Penguin Young Readers Group. Nancy's Fall 2011 list will be her first for Nancy Paulsen Books.
It was important that Tomie finish work on the book prior to next week which is known as "Tomie's Birthday WEEK."