The Legend of Old Befana
The Legend of Old Befana
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The Legend of Old Befana

Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child. Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. “Cranky old lady,” the children say. “She is always sweeping!” Sweep, sweep, sweep. But when a brilliant star glows in the eastern sky one night, and Old Befana encounters the glorious procession of three kings on their way to Bethlehem, her little world will never be the same.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781481477635
Publication Date
November 7, 2017
Text Details
The text for this book was set in ITC Cerigo Std.
Illustration Details
The illustrations for this book were rendered in colored inks and watercolor on Cotman 140 lb. handmade watercolor paper.
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2016039502
ASIN/ISBN 10
1481477633
Lexile® Level
540L
ATOS® Book Level
2.9
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
52166
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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