Strega Nona: An Original Tale (A Strega Nona Book) Hardcover – Picture Book, 1 August 1975
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (1 August 1975)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 067166283X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0671662837
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Item Weight : 431 g
- Dimensions : 20.32 x 0.76 x 27.94 cm
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But this is a wonderful version, mostly done in pastel shades and brown, set in a solemnly arcaded southern Italian town. The ills are statuesque but full of energy, with tremendous scenes of Big Anthony the miscreant being carried thru the streets on an ocean of spaghetti. Big Anthony is a hulking dunce, thinking there truly is such a thing as a free lunch. Strega Nona is a litle bit creepy but basically benign, and her witchery need cause no young child a moment's anxiety.
A funny and sympathetic tale of human weakness.