Tomie dePaola’s beloved and bestselling Strega Nona gets in some friendly competition in this beloved addition to the series!
Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) has cures for warts and headaches, even lovesickness. She uses old-fashioned potions and magic and the villagers in Calabria flock to her door.
But when her friend Strega Amelia comes over the mountain for a visit, she brings more than just gossip. Soon she's set up her own shop, using the latest modern gadgets, offering sweets and cappuccino--to all of Strega Nona's regulars! Looks like Strega Nona's met her match, Unless she's got her own cure. For Strega Amelia!---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0399224218 Ages 4-8
Keywords: magic, witch, feelings, competition, overcoming obstacles, fun, humor, emotions, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, self reliance, part of a series
Book 5 in the Strega Nona series
"A pleasure to read aloud, this features the broad humor that young children relish."—Booklist