Strega Nona and Her Tomatoes

by Tomie dePaola (Author) Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)

Strega Nona and Her Tomatoes
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Discover brand-new stories about Strega Nona, by acclaimed author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read series that's perfect for beginning readers!
Strega Nona is excited! The tomatoes in her garden are ripe, and she picks enough to fill a basket. She wants to give twenty-four tomatoes to the convent, and counts them out on the kitchen table. She is in the middle of counting when Signora Goat starts to eat the laundry. While Strega Nona is outside, Big Anthony sees the tomatoes and wants to help. Poor Big Anthony. He puts the tomatoes back in the basket!

Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his website at
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Publication date
May 20, 2017
Ready-To-Read: Level 1

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