Brava, Strega Nona!: A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book

Brava, Strega Nona!: A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book

Pop Up Book

$29.99

Overview

Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona has been loved by generations of children’s book readers, but they’ve never seen her like this!

In six spreads of pop-up magnificence, paper engineered by the renowned #1 New York Times bestselling team of Sabuda and Reinhart, Strega Nona shares her words of wisdom for leading a magical life, all rendered in Tomie dePaola’s classic style.

With doors to open, tabs to pull, and a host of other interactive features, readers will be drawn into Strega Nona’s world in a way they’ve never been before. Brava, Strega Nona! is a glorious celebration of important values that will introduce a whole new generation of readers to this lovable character.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399244537
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Pages: 12
Product dimensions: 10.34(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Hometown:

Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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Brava, Strega Nona! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Teacher10 More than 1 year ago
This pop-up should be sold with art books as well as with children's books, it is so incredible. The beautiful Tomie dePaola artwork is enhanced by the 3-Dimensional presentation. I heard dePaola's interview on National Public Radio, and learned that behind-the-scenes this book was the work of many others, including the 3-D specialists credited and hand-assemblers who get no credit. I wouldn't give it directly to a very young child, though: unfolding this glorious work needs to be supervised by adults. For both children and adults, familiarity with the Strega Nona picture book stories will multipy the appeal of this book.
Lisa-Romero More than 1 year ago
Charming book. Excellent pop ups. My children are mesmoriezed everytime I read it to them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish that I had a pop-up book like this when I was little. My daughter loves it and I think it was well worth the money . I was very impressed.
whimcountry More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book. Great keepsake and book for the entire family to learn from.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Many families can be traced way back into history. "Brave Strega Nona" is a pop-up book that helps children understand the meaning of family and traditions. Children understand, through the eyes of Nona, that she is who she is from her family, particularly her grandmother. Her grandmother has taught her many things that she still remembers today. This is how family always stay with you because they leave behind memories and traditions that are to be passed down among generations. This book also touches on culture. There is a different language that Nona uses from time to time in this text. This gives children a chance to see that many people come from multicultural backgrounds. Children need to understand diversity, and what better way to teach them than to read them a book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this book was purchased as a gift, I could not part with it. The illustrations and the use of pop-up as an art is delightful and fantastical. A prize for anyone who loves paper!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Colorful and most entertaining presentation of this classic story with simple & interesting explanation of Nona's development. A fabulous gift & keepsake.
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I have given this book as a gift on a number of occasions and it is always a hit. It is full of wonder for adults let alone children.
mysterybuff47 More than 1 year ago
My children and grandchildren have always loved Strega Nona, but I bought this book for me. Sabuda and Reinhart have to be the Michaelangelos of the pop-up book genre, and this example is outstanding.
KansasDon More than 1 year ago
I sent this book to a friend in Italy who collects the pop-up books of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. He was extremely happy with this particular selection and highly recommends it to others who love good pop-up art.
lectriceAB More than 1 year ago
Tomie dePaola has outdone himself on this one. What a team dePaola and Sabuda make. I've shown it to so many people already, I hope it's still in good condition to give as the gift I had initially intended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great introduction to the paper pop-up creations of Robert Sabuda. Paired with Tomie de Paola's fascinating character Strega Nona this book is a winner for young and old. Taking us back to the basics of life and what is important. Brava Strega Nona teaches everyone important lessons about family, friends and community and how to become the best you can be. The pop-ups are incredible, talk about a familly tree or a village celebration. This book was loved by my son's class when he took it in for show and tell. His teacher especially enjoyed it. This book is enjoyable for anyone to read because the lessons we are reminded of can be appreciated by everyone.
Coy More than 1 year ago
This pop-up book is incredible! It is intricate and complete. There is no upper age limit on this work of art, but probably is not for the very young child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book to share with your children, grandchildren, and all of their children
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