In this absolute classic book Tomie dePaola serves as "biographer" to his delightful Italian sorceress, Strega Nona, in this beautifully drawn prequel. The tale begins with little Nona's birth on a dark and stormy night, and ends where the original Strega Nona picks up - with Strega Nona taking on the bumbling, knock-kneed Big Anthony as an apprentice. The adorable, fun story is illustrated throughout with warm and sunny watercolors.
- Written & Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
- Hardcover, 32 pages
- For preschoolers & early elementary