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Strega Nona: An Old Tale (A Strega Nona Book) Paperback – Picture Book, 3 September 1979
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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 combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.
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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: #39,671 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.