Strega Nona: un cuento tradicional
Everest, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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Review: Strega Nona (Strega Nona #1)User Review - Megan Alexander - Goodreads
Title: Strega Nona Author: Tomie dePaola Illustrator: Tomie dePaola Date of Publication: 1975 Genre: Fiction Awards: Caldecott Medal Summary: In a town in Calabria lived a woman called Strega Nona ... Read full review
Review: Strega Nona (Strega Nona #1)User Review - Rosa Cline - Goodreads
Mr dePaola does a wonderful job at illustrating and writing this story. He mixes other cultures along with a very few words that is something other than English (but gives the translation for them) In ... Read full review