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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 3rd 1979
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Picture Books
Series: Strega Nona (#1)
Strega Nona is a story about a woman and her helper who wants to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the secret recipe. Students can create a story map for this book that includes the setting, characters, problem, and solution. This book is a level 730L on the lexile leveling system.
The book, Strega Nona is very interesting. Strega Nona lives in a small home near the town, and she does a lot of work for people of the town. Eventually she feels to old to take care of everything, and so she hired help. Big Anthony came and he stole him what he needs to do and in return he will ge...
Genre: Italy / Food / Humor / Drama Year Published: 1975 Year Read: 1993 Series: Strega Nona #1 “Strega Nona” created in 1975 by Tomie dePaola, was the author’s first book about the kind and elderly “grandma witch.” This book has since been a popular favorite among children and has won the Ca...
Basically the source of my lifelong love of pasta.
I loved Strega Nona! Fun story, good moral, and I am so relieved that Strega Nona's rationality kept Anthony from the gallows! I also really like Tomie dePaola's illustrations, which I was first introduced to in my beloved Helga's Dowry. My niece liked this story a lot. She also approved of Stre...