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Strega Nona Meets Her Match by [Tomie dePaola]

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4.8 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

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Praise for Strega Nona Meets Her Match

"A pleasure to read aloud, this features the broad humor that young children relish."—Booklist

''Everyone's favorife Calabrian witch is back." --The New York Times Book Review

"As always, young readers will enjoy the humorous drawings, quaint costumes, and bumbling mistakes of Big Anthony as well as the ever-calm and wise Strega Nona." --Horn Book --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Ages 5-7. When Strega Amelia comes to Strega Nona's village and sets up her own rival business in lotions, potions, and matchmaking, she uses free sweets and cappuccino to draw customers away from her old friend. Strega Nona's customers desert her, and soon she can no longer afford to pay her helpers. The hapless Big Anthony goes to work for Strega Amelia, who leaves him in charge one day, with results that Strega Nona fans will find deliciously predictable. De Paola's watercolor illustrations seem bolder, brighter, and more comical than in the original story. While children who know the earlier books will be one step ahead, this engaging picture book will please those new to the series as well. A pleasure to read aloud, this features the broad humor that young children relish. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00M0XAA3M
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Puffin Books; Reprint edition (16 July 1996)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 16716 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

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H. Dumpty
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fine book in the series
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Raxy M
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
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K. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
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Lovely Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars ... Stega Nona book series and this one was another perfect one to add to our collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Competition Of Two Stregas!
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"Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his ""singular attainment in children's literature,"" the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his ""continued distinguished contribution,"" and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.

- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.

- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition for his books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association

- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association

- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution

- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal

- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

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