Strega Nona Does It Again (Paperback)

By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780425288436, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/26/2013)

List Price: 8.99*
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Description

Tomie dePaola’s beloved and bestselling Strega Nona is back, with the perfect remedy for a houseguest who overstays her welcome.

Angelina is so beautiful that all the young men in the village are chasing her, but the one she has eyes for doesn't know she exists. At his wits' end, her father sends her to his dear cousin--Strega Nona. Strega Nona, Big Anthony, and Bambolona are excited to have a houseguest, but they're in for a surprise. Angelina is a spoiled young lady used to being boss, and before they know it, Big Anthony is her new footman and Bambolona is her maid. Her nonstop demands have the whole household in a tizzy! It's up to Strega Nona to devise a plan that will make everyone happy--including two comically vain young lovers.


About the Author

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books.  Tomie has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona, and a Newbery Honor for his autobiographical chapter book, 26 Fairmount Avenue.The American Library Association said: “His works reflect an innate understanding of childhood, a distinctive visual style, and a remarkable ability to adapt his voice to perfectly suit the story.” He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.


Praise For Strega Nona Does It Again

* “A wryly funny story of love and entitlement, with all the homey charm that dePaola’s fans expect and love.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The inimitable Strega Nona is back. . . . DePaola’s wonderful, unique illustrations in bright pastel colors humorously depict the goings-on and make the book one to savor. . . . Will certainly delight and amuse young children.” —School Library Journal