Strega Nona's Gift by Tomie dePaola

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In Strega Nona's village, the holiday season is a time of celebrations - and nothing says celebration like a feast! All the kitchens are bustling from the Feast of San Nicola, when the children choose the food, to the Feast of Epiphany, when someone gets to be king or queen for the day. Even the animals share in the holiday spirit, and when Big Anthony smells the delicious treats Strega Nona is cooking for them, he decides that just a taste couldn't hurt, right? Wrong! Big Anthony gets his just desserts, while Strega Nona surprises everyone with a special gift.

Starring two of Tomie dePaola's best-loved characters, this funny story features beautiful art, introduces young readers to Italian holiday traditions, and lands Big Anthony in yet another silly predicament that will delight fans young and old.
 

About Tomie dePaola

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Tomie dePaola is the artist and author/ artist of more than two hundred books for young readers. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, and was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire. Most recently, he is the first author known primarily for children’s book writing to be awarded the Sara Josepha Hale award, a prestigious distinction in writing by a New Englander. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. 
 
Published October 18, 2011 by Nancy Paulsen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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DePaola's latest holiday contribution describes the eight traditional feast days of the Christmas season in Calabria, home of the consummate cook, Strega Nona, and her ever-hungry sidekick, Big Anthony.

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Strega Nona and her entire Calabrian village are busy preparing for holiday feasts, from the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6 to Il Capodanno (New Year’s Day) and beyond. On January 5, the eve of t

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Strega Nona and her entire Calabrian village are busy preparing for holiday feasts, from the Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6 to Il Capodanno (New Year’s Day) and beyond. On January 5, the eve of t

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