Strega Nona: An Old Tale
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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good story!User Review - Matthew P. - Overstock.com
Nice classic tale for kids I enjoyed reading it too! Read full review
UnexpectedUser Review - megdizzle - Walmart
Bought this book thinking it was hardcover- it's a board book. Wasn't expecting that. My 2 year old is still going to love it. Had great illustrations and the story is a classic :) Read full review