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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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©1975 Tomie de Paola (P)1993 Weston Woods Studios

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Strega Nona

I loved the accent on the narrator. It made the story seem even more authentic. I did not like the music at all. I found it to be extremely distracting and louder than the actual reading.

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  • JJ
  • 03-05-18

Been listening to since childhood😻😸

I have been listening to this book since l was 5. I still listen to it sometimes.

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  • Rebecca
  • Huntsville, AL United States
  • 06-28-16

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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Strega Nona and her pasta pot

This narration has music to emphasize each event or thought. While I enjoyed the music it is too loud when the narrator is talking.

Great story. It is a good reading to accompany the physical book.

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  • Deschamps
  • Berkshire Community College
  • 02-10-16

It's our favorite night time book.

Just lovely; my daughters never tire of it. It's our favorite. Now we can listen to it wherever we sleep.

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Wonderful

Always loved this little tale. Feels like an escape. Even captured my two year olds attention. Lovely narration. Lots of music and sound effects. If you like that sort of thing in audio books it wasn't too distracting.

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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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