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Strega Nona............book level 3.9 (AR)
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When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.


Strega Nona: Her Story.........book level 3.7 (AR)
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Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient.


Strega Nona's Gift ... animated_word...new.gif ...published Oct. 18, 2011
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From the publisher’s catalog…
In Strega Nona’s village, the holiday season is a time of celebrations – and nothing says celebration like a feast! All the kitchens are bustling from the Feast of San Nicola, when the children choose the food, to the Feast of Epiphany, when someone gets to be king or queen for the day. Even the animals share in the holiday spirit, and when Big Anthony smells the delicious treats Strega Nona is cooking for them, he decides that just a taste couldn’t hurt, right? Wrong! Big Anthony gets his just desserts, while Strega Nona surprises everyone with a special gift.
Starring two of Tomie dePaola’s best-loved characters, this funny story features beautiful art, introduces young readers to Italian holiday traditions, and lands Big Anthony in yet another silly predicament that will delight fans young and old.


Strega Nona's Harvest.....book level 3.3 (AR)
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Strega Nona tries to teach Big Anthony about gardening and the importance of order, but when Anthony does not follow her directions and uses her growing spell, his small vegetable patch turns into an uncontrollable jungle.

Strega Nona's Magic Lessons......book level 2.8 (AR
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Big Anthony disguises himself as a girl in order to take magic lessons from Strega Nona.


Strega Nona Meets Her Match......book level 3.0 (AR)
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A rival puts Strega Nona out of the healing business until Big Anthony's assistance inadvertently sabotages the newcomer in his usual well-meaning way.

Strega Nona Takes a Vacation......book level 2.7 (AR)
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Strega Nona sends home gifts of candy and bubble bath while on vacation, but when Bambolona grabs the candy, Big Anthony is left with lots of bubbles.

Merry Christmas, Strega Nona......book level 3.7 (AR)
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Big Anthony plans a surprise Christmas party for Strega Nona.

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BIG ANTHONY books...
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Big Anthony: His Story......book level 3.0 (AR)
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Big Anthony, well meaning but inattentive, journeys around Italy causing one problem after another before meeting Strega Nona.

Big Anthony & the Magic Ring......book level 3.3 (AR)
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When Big Anthony borrows Strega Nona's magic ring to turn himself into a handsome man, he gets more trouble than fun.

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