Strega Nona

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By Tomie dePaola
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Strega Nona
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When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola. Strega NonaGrandma Witchis the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results. In this retelling of an old tale, authorillustrator Tomie dePaola combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.

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1257 words1,257 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile AD730LLexile AD730L
Grade P to 3Grade P to 3
Age 2-8Age 2-8
Published 2011Published 2011

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Book ISBN:

0671666061

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