Tomas (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) Tomas is a main character in Milan Kundera’s 1984 novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which was also made into a 1988 film with Daniel Day-Lewis as Tomas. He is a renowned Czechoslovakian surgeon, a member of the intelligentsia who are targeted by the Soviets in their 1968 invasion of the country, the Prague Spring. Tomas has a wife and a mistress and is very comfortable with this situation. A compulsive womanizer, he really loves only Tereza, his wife, but finds it necessary to be with numerous other women on a sexual basis. When the Russian invasion drives Tomas and Tereza to Zurich, she returns to Prague, unable to bear her homesickness as well as his infidelities. Stricken, Tomas follows her back and runs afoul of the Russian regime, losing his license to practice medicine. Eventually, Tomas and Tereza move to the countryside and take refuge together on the land among the animals. It is here that Tomas finally experiences the true (and bearable) lightness of being – the simplicity of a love and life lived fully and faithfully, if only fleetingly.
Tereza and Tomas - a song by Bright Eyes
El traje de nieve de Tomas (Robert N. Munsch) - Spanish edition. Willful, young Thomas refuses to wear his new snowsuit, despite the pleas of his mother, his teacher and even his principal. When everyone's best efforts lead only to comedic chaos, they all agree it's best to let Thomas suit himself. This is marvelous mischief from Munsch and illustrator Martchenko. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Tales for Tomas: A Tomas the Tortoise Adventure (Mike Miller) - Grandfather Tortoise is 100 years old, and it is time for him to pass down to Tomas his wealth of memories about the growth of Las Vegas. Tomas is awed and honored by the importance of his new responsibility and listens to the stories attentively, just as you will when you hear about the Paiute Indians, the Old Spanish Trail, and the miners, railroads and importance of the events around Tomas' Red Rock Canyon. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Tomas and the Ghost Town (Mike Miller) - Tomas the desert tortoise lives in Nevada's beautiful Red Rock Canyon. He and his desert friends have enjoyed many playful adventures, and now Ranger Ralph has offered another. This time our plucky little friend's courage will be tested as he and his friends take an overnight trip to one of Nevada's most famous ghost towns. There, imagination can play among moonlit shadows and behind creaking doors. Come along and see what surprises are in store! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Tomas and the Library Lady (Pat Mora) - Publishers Weekly says: “A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for farm work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Tomás visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly librarian who gently coaxes him inside. Throughout the hot days thereafter, she offers Tomás cool drinks of water and adventurous escapes into books; on slow days he teaches her Spanish until it's time to return home to Texas: 'I have a sad word to teach you today. The word is adiós. It means good-bye.' While young readers and future librarians will find this an inspiring tale, the end note gives it a real kick: the story is based on an actual migrant worker [Tomás Rivera] who became chancellor of a university--where the library now bears his name.” Recommended for ages 7-10.
Tomas Rivera (Jane Medina) - Tomás Rivera wants to tell stories, just like his grandpa. But first he needs to visit a very special place where he can get lots of good ideas--the library. The text is based on a true story. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Tomas - Tomáš Berdych (Czech tennis player); Tomáš Šmíd (Czech tennis player); Tomás Carbonell (Spanish tennis player); Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (Czech politician/philosopher); Tomáš Enge (Czech car racer); Tomáš Vokoun (Czech ice hockey player)
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