USPS honors Tomie dePaola, whose extraordinarily varied body of work encompasses folk tales and legends. It features a detail from the cover of “Strega Nona.”
The extraordinarily versatile Shel Silverstein (1930–1999) was one of the 20th century’s most imaginative authors and illustrators. His picture book “The Giving Tree” and his quirky poetry collections are beloved by children everywhere. The stamp art features a version of the illustration of a boy catching an apple that appears on the cover of “The Giving Tree.” Published in 1964, the best-selling tale of selflessness is considered a children’s literature classic. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.