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About The Book
When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works in this classic Caldecott Honor book from Tomie dePaola.
Strega Nona—“Grandma Witch”—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full 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.
About The Reader
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.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (May 5, 2020)
- Length: 40 pages
- Runtime: 11 minutes
- ISBN13: 9781797116488
- Grades: P - 1
- Ages: 4 - 6
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Awards and Honors
- Caldecott Honor Book
- ALA Notable Children's Books
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- Author Photo (jpg): Tomie dePaola Photograph © Laurent Linn(0.1 MB)
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