|Strega Nona (1975) [Picture Book]|
by Tomie dePaola
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Strega Nona (Italian for "Grandma Witch") warns foolish Big Anthony never to touch her pasta pot. One day, Big Anthony sees Strega Nona sing to it, and the pot magically fills with spaghetti. What Anthony doesn't see is the three kisses Strega Nona blows to make the pot stop. Left alone for the day, Big Anthony excitedly uses the pot to feed the whole town, but is helpless when pasta flows everywhere. Strega Nona returns, stops the pot--and punishes Big Anthony by handing him a fork!
Original title: Strega Nona
Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Retellings
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Picture Books