Strega Nona: An Old Tale (A Strega Nona Book) Paperback – Picture Book, 3 September 1979
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (3 September 1979)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0671666061
- ISBN-13 : 978-0671666064
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Item Weight : 176 g
- Dimensions : 21.59 x 0.51 x 27.94 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #73,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.