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Charlie Needs a Cloak

Charlie Needs a Cloak

by Tomie dePaola
Charlie Needs a Cloak

Charlie Needs a Cloak

by Tomie dePaola


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Charlie Needs a Cloak is Tomie dePaola's unforgettable classic.

In Charlie Needs a Cloak readers follow a shepherd as he shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak. Follow along with Tomie dePaola's incomparable illustrations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671664671
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/25/1982
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 154,795
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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