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Strega Nona

Strega Nona

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Series: Myths & Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, & Legends
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 1979
ASIN: 0671666061
ISBN: 0671666061

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.

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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.

Learning Through Literature also recommends these other folk tales, fables, and legends from Tomie dePaola – The Night of Las Posadas, Now One Foot, Now the Other, Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

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