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Review of <i>Strega Nona’s Harvest </i> by Tomie dePaola

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Review of Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola

Publisher

G.P. Putnam's Sons

City

New York

Date of Publication

2009

ISBN

9780399252914

Date of Review

2012

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Strega Nona has plans for a fruitful garden, full of delicious vegetables and Babalona and Big Anthony are ready to help. After a scolding from Babalona, though, Big Anthony decides to also invest time into a garden of his own. Although organizational skills vary, both gardens reap a bountiful harvest that is shared with the entire village. This story is another wonderful adventure in the lives of the well-loved characters of Tomie dePaola’s Italian tales. The familiarity of the illustrations and characters is comforting, but the fresh plot keeps readers interested. Italian phrases sprinkled throughout the book add a unique cultural flavor. This book would work wonderfully in a teaching unit about gardening or the summer season. It would be best enjoyed by children grades five and under. Recommended. Kaitlin Start, Centennial Library Intern.

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