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 (whose middle names is Anthony) combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.
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My grandma always had this book in her back bedroom. When I would stay overnight at her house, she would read me Madeline, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and Strega Nona. I love this author and have collected all of his books in my classroom library. This one is the most special to me because it reminds me of my grandma and also because my mom met Tomie and got an autographed copy!
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