The classic tale of Big Anthony and the magic cooking pot. When left alone with one task—tend the house—Anthony’s curiosity gets the best of him. This picture book is funny, heartfelt, and impossible to forget.
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.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers|
|Series:||A Strega Nona Book|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Lexile:||AD730L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Hometown:Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:Meriden, CT