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 namesisAnthony) combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MeaghanRyan - LibraryThing
Strega Nona ("Grandmother Witch") helps all the townspeople with her magic powers. She becomes so busy that she hires Big Anthony to help out. She tells him to stay away from her magic pasta pot...but ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - manamakeri - LibraryThing
A classic folktale about listening to those who are in control and know more. While I understand that viewpoint, I also believe in proper education and engendering trust. Obviously, the entirety of ... Read full review