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Strega Nona

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Tomie dePaola serves as "biographer" to his delightful Italian sorceress, Strega Nona, in this beautifully drawn prequel. The tale begins with little Nona's birth on a dark and stormy night, and ends where the original Strega Nona picks up-with Strega Nona taking on the bumbling, knock-kneed Big Anthony as an apprentice. This winsome story is illustrated throughout with Tomie dePaola's warm and sunny watercolors!

Review:

"With their expressive faces and pertly exaggerated profiles...the classic characters happily cavort in sunnily colored, droll illustrations." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The layout and artwork look great, but the story is complex and long for the board book crowd. It will work with those who have a longer attention span but they may not get the humor." Children's Literature

Review:

"The familiar artwork is tinted in sophisticated watercolor hues and infused with warmth; the back jacket shows Strega Nona on an Italian hilltop gaily autographing books. Clearly, she and dePaola know plenty about labors of love." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honor award winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona, as well as Andy: That's My Name, Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup, and "Charlie Needs a Cloak." A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children's book authors and illustrators of our time. His humor, insight, and gentle art delight all readers. A Newbery Honor award winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books for Simon & Schuster, including Caldecott Honor Book Strega Nona, as well as Andy: That's My Name, Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup, and "Charlie Needs a Cloak." A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689817649
Author:
dePaola, Tomie
Publisher:
Little Simon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Boardbooks
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Children's Baby - Boardbooks
Subject:
Folk-lore, italian
Subject:
Folklore -- Italy.
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Tomie dePaola; Tomie de Paola; Strega Nona; board book; classic board book; pasta pot; Big Anthony; magic pasta pot; magic song; Caldecott Honor Book; caldecott; bubble, bubble; magic pot; townspeople
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Little Simon board book ed.
Series:
Classic Board Book
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.75 x 11.25 in 9.17 oz
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 32 pages Little Simon - English 9780689817649 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With their expressive faces and pertly exaggerated profiles...the classic characters happily cavort in sunnily colored, droll illustrations." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "The layout and artwork look great, but the story is complex and long for the board book crowd. It will work with those who have a longer attention span but they may not get the humor."
"Review" by , "The familiar artwork is tinted in sophisticated watercolor hues and infused with warmth; the back jacket shows Strega Nona on an Italian hilltop gaily autographing books. Clearly, she and dePaola know plenty about labors of love."
"Synopsis" by , 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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