Strega Nona: An Original Tale

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Strega Nona: An Original Tale

Format:  School and Library,

32 pages

Edition: Anniversary

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Aug 1975

ISBN-13: 9780671662837

ISBN-10: 067166283X

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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 (whose middle names "is" Anthony) 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
Publish Date: Aug 1975
ISBN-13: 9780671662837
ISBN-10: 067166283X
Format: School and Library
Number of Pages: 32
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 11.5 x 0.25
Walmart No.: 0978067166283

About the author

Biography of dePaola, Tomie

Tomie de Paola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.

He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Mark Twain Award, 1978 (United States)
  • Caldecott Medal, 1976 (United States)

Book 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.

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