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Strega Nona: An Old Tale (A Strega Nona Book) Paperback – Picture Book, 3 September 1979

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The New York Times Book Review "De Paola's illustrations aptly capture the whimsy of this ancient tale... simple line drawings clearly reveal the agony and ecstasy of pasta power, the muted colors create just the right ambiance for a Medieval village."

About the Author

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at Tomie.com.

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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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 2,803 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good funny story
By Amazon Customer on 28 June 2021
Very nice story kids and adults both would enjoy it.. good purchase
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Luisa Chater
5.0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of Nonna.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 May 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars First of a great series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2018
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Karen McCaffrey
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this little book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2019
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