Strega Nona Takes a Vacation

Strega Nona Takes a Vacation

by Tomie dePaola
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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation by Tomie dePaola

Lately Strega Nona has been distracted-she even gave Signore Mayor the wrong remedy for his headache. One night Nona has a dream about her Grandma Concetta, who has been in heaven for many years, and her little house at the seashore. Nona decides that she will take a vacation there. While Strega Nona is away, Bambolona will do the daily remedies and Big Anthony will do the chores. With these two left in charge, what could possibly go wrong?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142500767
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/12/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 185,109
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. 

His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for lifetime contribution to children's literature in 2011.

DePaola has published almost 200 children's books in 15 different countries over the past 30 years. Among his most well-known titles are the Strega Nona series, 26 Fairmount Avenue, and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

DePaola lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute story as all the books that Tomie dePaola writes. I highly suggest you go to the library and check out and read the many, many stories this very talented man has written as well as illustrated!! So glad I took a children's literature class in college, otherwise I would've never discovered Tomie dePaola!!
MsAudio More than 1 year ago
They are cultural & do tell are sweet, informative, interesting stories. Children & adults will enjoy them!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love sll of the strega nona books there the best books ever maybe you would like strega nona books too