Strega Nona's Magic Lessons

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
The popular Big Anthony tries once again to use Strega Nona’s magic with the usual hilarious and disastrous results. “Played for laughs-successfully.”--Booklist

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Summary- Bambolona is the daughter of a baker. She works for her family day in a day out, some of the longest hours of anyone in the city. Bambolona does not enjoy her life so she goes to Strega Nona ... Read full review

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Strega Nona agrees to teach Bamboola magic because she is tired of working with breads. Big Anthony over hears and wants to learn magic too. Strega Nona says no to him, but he still wants to so he dresses up as Angelina and gets himself into trouble again while learning magic. Read full review

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Tomie dePaola 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.

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