Strega Nona: An Original Tale (Pb)

Author: Tomie dePaola
Homepage_9780671666064

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  • : $14.95(AUD)
  • : 9780671666064
  • : Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • : Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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  • : October 1979
  • : 280mm X 215mm X 4mm
  • : United States
  • : 19.99
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  • : colour illustrations
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  • : 32
  • : Tomie dePaola
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  • : 398.220945
  • : English
  • : Tomie dePaola
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  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780671666064
9780671666064

Description

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 (whose middle names "is" Anthony) combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.