Book Series

Strega Nona Books

In order from Strega Nona to Strega Nona's Magic Ring
Strega Nona
Strega Nona's Gift
Strega Nona's Harvest
The Magical World of Strega Nona
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons
picture • 32 Pages
Strega Nona
5.3
Series
Book #1

Strega Nona

Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
4 - 8
Reading age
32
Page count
39
Words per page
Jan 1, 1988
Publication date
Paperback
$8.99
$8.36

Summary

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 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 combines humor in the writing and warmth in the paintings as he builds the story to its hilarious climax.

Strega Nona Series

Published from 1988 - 2019
6 books
picture • 32 Pages
Strega Nona
Paperback
$8.99$8.36
picture • 32 Pages
Strega Nona's Gift
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 1 Pages
Strega Nona's Harvest
4.8
Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
picture • 224 Pages
The Magical World of Strega Nona
Hardcover
$40.00$37.20
picture • 32 Pages
Strega Nona's Magic Lessons
5.5
Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.43
picture • 32 Pages
Strega Nona's Magic Ring
5.0
Series
Physical book
$7.99$7.43
YearTitlePages
1988Strega Nona32
2011Strega Nona's Gift32
2012Strega Nona's Harvest1
2015The Magical World of Strega Nona224
2019Strega Nona's Magic Lessons32
2019Strega Nona's Magic Ring32

The Creative Behind the Books

    Author & Illustrator
    Tomie dePaola

    Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That’s My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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