In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
-- S. I. Hayakawa

Beginning readersYoung readersElementary readersUpper elementary readers
9 stars

Strega Nona

AR: 3.9
Lexile: 800
Written and illustrated by
Tomie DePaola
Normal-Length Picture Book
Genre: Funny Fiction

Original post — Thursday, October 13, 2005
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This is a classic story about someone getting exactly what he deserves. If you haven't read it yet, you must! I don't want to give anything away, but it involves a LOT of spaghetti! Can you tell I love this book?!?! I'm using exclamation points on every single sentence!

But seriously, this is a really good book by one of my favorite author-artists. After you read this one you'll want more, and you'll be in luck. There's a whole bunch of books about Strega Nona and her assistant, Big Anthony.

If you want to find out more about Tomie DePaola, visit his website.

(Last modified:09/01/2007)


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