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Strega Nona, Her Story

Penguin Storytime Host Liz Shanks reads the classic tale Strega Nona, Her Story to the students of the Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School, then reveals the six ingredients for leading a magical life, according to author and illustrator Tomie dePaola

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Penguin Storytime Host Liz Shanks reads the classic tale Strega Nona, Her Story to the students of the Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School, then reveals the six ingredients for leading a magical life, according to author and illustrator Tomie dePaola.

Tomie dePaola has been published for nearly 40 years; over 6 million copies of his books have sold worldwide; and his books have been published in over 15 different countries.

Tomie has received virtually every significant recognition in the children's book world, including the Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona and the Newbery Honor Award for 26 Fairmount Avenue. Tomie's newest book, Strega Nona's Harvest, is in stores now.

Host Liz Shanks has spent her career reading to groups of children and shares her favorite books, old and new, on this show. One of her missions is to have children rediscover classic books as if they're new again.

Books featured in this episode:

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  • Words and Music by David Shanks
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