Strega Nona


Strega Nona Author Tomie dePaola
ISBN-10 0671666061
ISBN-13 9780671666064
Year 1979-09-03
Pages 40
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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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 Nona Grandma Witch is 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 author illustrator 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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