Strega Nona

  • by Tomie de Paola
  • Narrated by Peter Hawkins
  • 0 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Strega Nona's meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta which threatens to engulf their little Italian town.

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Great audio, but not Pagan or Gentle Parenting.

The audio quality is fantastic, and I love, love, love that the app actually shoes pages from the book (why it doesn't have this feature for other kids books, is beyond me).

However, for any Pagans, or Gentle Parenting parents, I don't recommend it. The only way it might be accurate as far as paganism is how a little old lady may be visited for occult favors. That's it. The end. The actual magic she performs is completely unrealistic, and a mockery, as far as I'm concerned.

When it comes to Gentle Parenting, the punishment the boy receives for messing with her magic pot, is to eat all the pasta that overflowed into the town. A more realistic "punishment to fit the crime" would have simply had him cleaning it up, not endanger his health from overeating food that has been in the dirt.
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- YellowBlueGreen

Great story

I loved the way this story was read, but the music was too loud! It almost drowned out the reader. I wish there was a way to adjust the sound. The story is great! I love big Anthony.
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- Rebecca

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2006
  • Publisher: Weston Woods Studios