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May 12, 2003
| ISBN 9780142500767
| 4-8 years
Sep 11, 2000
| ISBN 9781101653197
| 4-8 years
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May 12, 2003 | ISBN 9780142500767 | 4-8 years
Sep 11, 2000 | ISBN 9781101653197 | 4-8 years
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?
It has been a long time since Strega Nona had a vacation. At night she dreams she’s at her Grandma Concetta’s little house by the seashore. During the day she hears Grandma Concetta’s voice saying, “Vieni, Nonalina, come.” Soon even Big Anthony notices that Strega Nona is distracted–she gives the Mayor the wrong remedy for his headache! Everybody says, “Strega Nona needs a vacation!” But when she sends bubble bath to Bambolona and candy to Big Anthony, greedy Bambolona takes the candy for herself, leaving Big Anthony–and the town–in a sea of bubbles! Only Big Anthony, famous for his problem with pasta, could have trouble like this with soap! Award-winning artist/author Tomie dePaola brings us a warm and very funny addition to the stories of his most beloved character, Strega Nona.
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… More about Tomie dePaola
“Readers of all ages can be grateful that dePaola continues to practice his magic so well.”-The New York Times Book Review
“A fine choice for both story hours and lap sharing.” –Booklist
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