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The Strega Nona books are great in the way they talk about magic but aren't overbearing or pushy with the religious side (the priests and nuns also come to her for her help). It shows very well how two worlds can co-exist, a lesson a lot of adults could learn from.
I believe this may be my favorite of the 3 we have so far (other two are Magic Lessons and the very first one). It's a beautiful story!
Bought a few of these, in the series, to give as gifts for my great niece. She loves being read to and it's fun, being of Italian descent, to interject some of my personal experiences and family stories to her.
We have gotten I do believe every Strega Nona book there is My daughter delights in our storytime reading all of them over & over again Big Anthony is her fav character after Strega Nona Unreal that the town she lives in Italy is where my maternal Grandfather is from & brings such smiles to her face which warms my heart beyond words