The story of the pasta that takes over town!


Strega Nona, a healer in an Italian town, instructs her house help, Big Anthony, not to touch her pasta pot. Readers enjoy the turn of events as they watch Big Anthony unable to resist the urge to try Strega Nona’s magic, and the pasta takes on a life of its own. The book is great for elementary-aged children to enjoy, and to spur their imaginations.

Awards: Caldecott Honor

Published 1975, Scholastic, Inc.