Strega Nona's Magic Lessons

Strega Nona's Magic Lessons

by Tomie dePaola


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Strega Nona (Grandma Witch), her helper the bumbling Big Anthony, and Bambolona the baker's daughter are back again to charm readers in this new picture book. Tomie dePaola is author of the Caldecot Honor Book Strega Nona and scores of other favorites, including Big Anthony and the Magic Ring and Merry Christmas, Strega Nona. This is Tomie dePaola's third book starring the magical Strega Nona and her friends. Here is what reviewers have said about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534430136
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: A Strega Nona Book Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 147,818
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award (formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That’s My Name; and the New York Times bestseller Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit him online at and


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

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Strega Nona's Magic Lessons 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
eputney87 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary- Bambolona is the daughter of a baker. She works for her family day in a day out, some of the longest hours of anyone in the city. Bambolona does not enjoy her life so she goes to Strega Nona for help. Strega Nona teaches Bambolona all about magic, but most importantly, she teaches Bambolona that magic is not to be played around with. Strengths- Characterization Strega Nona is an incredible character. She has a stern but loving personality that only comes with age. The author portrays it well. Use with Kids- This would be a great book to use when learning and experimenting with the qualities of yeast.
the_hag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Strega Nona's Magic Lessons we once again join Strega Nona as she teaches Bambalona and a surprising new student Antonia (Big Anthony in disguise) to be Strega too. Bambalona learns well while Antonia struggles and gets it all wrong (humorous and expected, given Big Anthony's past with Strega Nona). When the day comes that Strega Nona gives Bambalona her spell book to study and tells Antonia that she's not ready yet, well, Big Anthony can't accept that and sneaks out in the middle of the night to get the book....and that's when he does it again, he messes with Strega Nona's magic and turns her into a frog. Both he and Bambalona are horrified and worried that they'll never get her back. As usual its love, honesty, integrity and a little forgiveness that wins the day. Another fine addition to the Strega Nona series! Readers will love this fun and silly look at what makes the world go `round. I give it five stars, I love the charming and timeless quality of the stories and illustrations (which are simple yet have a strong old world flavor that is ever so appealing).
MsAudio More than 1 year ago
I purchase these books over & over again for gifts. They are wonderful cultural, informative & sweet, interesting stories & not mean or competative. They assist w/skill building, relationships & coping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago