Strega Nona: un cuento tradicional

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Everest, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
18 Reviews
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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This an entertaining story with lovely illustrations. - Goodreads
It's ending is very cute and a great lesson for kids. - Goodreads
It is a timeless story with classic illustrations. - Goodreads
I will admit that I love the book's illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations by Tomie dePaola are beautiful! - Goodreads

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

About the author (1994)

Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.

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