Strega nona classic children's book is written by Tomie DePaola, published in the year September, 1979.
Simon & Schuster "Strega Nona" Classroom favorite book by Tomie DePaola is ideal for grades preschool - 3. Paperback book with 32 pages has a story about grandma witch who is the source of potions, cures, magic and comfort calabrian town.
Age group and grade: Ages 4 - 8 and grades preschool - 3rd
Subject: Language arts, fiction and literature
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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
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
In this retelling of an old tale, author illustrator Tomie DePaola (whose middle names is Anthony) combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax