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9 stars

Strega Nona

AR: 3.9
Lexile: 800
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Written and illustrated by
Tomie dePaola
Short Picture Book
Genre: Funny Fiction

Caldecott Honor Award

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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