Alice Nizzy Nazzy: The Witch of Santa Fe

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Turtleback Books, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction
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Manuela has lost her sheep, and their tracks lead right to Alice Nizzy Nazzy's fence. But Alice is so mean and so ugly that people say she's a witch who likes to eat children! Will Manuela have to face the beady-eyed old woman? "Johnston removes Baba Yaga, aka Alice Nizzy Nazzy, from the Russian forest and places her in a roadrunner-footed, adobe hut in the desert near Santa Fe.... Engaging." -- "School Library Journal" "Tomie dePaola has wonderful fun with Johnston's breezy text, serving up a feast of laugh-out-loud images. 'Alice Nizzy Nazzy'is some kind of snazzy!" -- "Los Angeles Times" Book Review

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This story would have been interesting, but I felt like some pieces were missing. I liked the concept, but there were elements that needed some details to make the story more well-rounded. I did enjoy ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Tony Johnston was born in Los Angeles, California on January 30, 1942. She received a B.A. in history and an M.A in education from Stanford University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over 70 books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, the Ghost of Nicholas Greebe, the Sparky and Eddie series, and the Adventures of Mole and Troll. Her first adult novel was Any Small Goodness. Her works have earned her several awards including a Children's Choice Award for Four Scary Stories and the Beatty Award in 2002 for Any Small Goodness.

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