Merry Christmas, Strega Nona

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 1, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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It's Christmastime in Calabria. There's no time for Strega Nona's usual business of curing headaches, mixing love potions, and getting rid of warts. Instead she must prepare her annual feast for the whole town. Poor Strega Nona. How will she ever have the feast ready by Christmas Eve? Full-color illustrations.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Strega Nons (Grandmother Witch) is back, with a fine read-aloud for the holidays that also gives some details of Italian Christmas customs. She's busy getting her annual Christmas Eve feast ready for ... Read full review

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User Review  - kefoley - LibraryThing

It's Christmas time and Strega Nona is busy preparing for the annual Christmas feast she has every year. Anthony is helping her out by running errands for all the things she needs. One day Anthony ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue. He is also the recipient of the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his website at

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