Strega Nona Meets Her Match by Tomie dePaola [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1993
Strega Nona Meets Her Match written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
FIRST EDITION • FIRST IMPRESSION  G.P. PUTNAMS SONS
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.
Dust jacket has some light wear; small sealed corner split.
Otherwise mint. Book looks and reads like new.
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!
Everyone who's read about Strega Nona before will know she has a helper named Big Anthony and rememeber the big problems he's caused in the past. But this time, he unwittingly plays a part in proving that the old ways are often the best ways.