Tomie dePaola’s beloved and bestselling Strega Nona gets in some friendly competition in this beloved addition to the series! 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! "A pleasure to read aloud, this features the broad humor that young children relish."—Booklist From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is the beloved Strega Nona's own story, every detail just as she remembers it, from her childhood with Grandma Concetta, who trained young Nona and her best friend Amelia, to her early days in the little house on the hill and the happy moments when she met Big Anthony and Bambolona. It is the story of a most fascinating life that has influenced and delighted countless children and adults all over the world, and it all starts with the night Strega Nona was born, when the wind was blowing dark storm clouds across the hills . . . It's no surprise that award-winning author and artist Tomie dePaola was Strega Nona's choice as her biographer and portraitist, for he has put into books many stories that she has shared with him over the years, including Strega Nona (a Caldecott Honor Book), Strega Nona Meets Her Match, Strega Nona Takes a Vacation, Strega Nona's Harvest, Strega Nona's Gift, and Strega Nona Does It Again. Strega Nona's reaction when shown this book was, "Bravissimo, mio caro Tomie!" From the Hardcover edition.
"A treasury of six previously published stories about Strega Nona, the 'grandmother witch,' and her sidekick, the bumbling Big Anthony, plus new material including introductions, a map, recipes, and an original lullaby (with sheet music and a CD)"
Teachers know how complicated their work is. They constantly balance considerations of individual students with those of the group; they think about how past events affect today’s lessons; and they constantly adapt and revise for future lessons. But few people ever get to see teachers’ work in this way. The most energizing, relational, complicated, inspiring, disheartening parts of teaching remain largely invisible. Over nearly a decade at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Désirée Pointer Mace worked with dozens of teachers across the country to “open their doors” by creating multimedia, web-based representations of teaching practice. This book describes how such multimedia representations are envisioned, documented, created, and shared and how others might engage in this process. This practical book: Examines the cutting edge of electronic-media documentation of teaching practice.Features cases studies that represent diverse grades, cultures, and contexts with both novice and veteran teachers.Provides clear examples of how multimedia representations of teaching can be used as alternative texts in teacher learning environments.Describes the positive outcomes for teachers and learners when teaching is made public.Includes screen images of teachers’ websites, as well as classrooms and children participating in projects. “[This book] is a rare find. . . .We not only learn from Pointer Mace’s examples, but also get inside what we need to know to learn the power and possibilities of making our own websites, to learn from our own practice, and to secure a position in the conversation about learning from one’s own teaching.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching “Désirée Pointer Mace is in the vanguard of a new generation of teacher educators. This volume will become a classic reference in the emergence of a new signature pedagogy for the initial preparation and professional development of teachers.” —Lee S. Shulman, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University “The practices discussed in this book are at the cutting edge of current efforts to preserve and learn from the wisdom of expert teachers. This book is must reading for teacher educators at all levels of the teaching career.” —Ken Zeichner, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Pointer Mace creates a community of teacher-scholars with an important story to tell us about their lives in the classroom. Teachers, researchers, doctoral students, parents, and, yes, students will be changed by reading this book.” —Ricki Goldman, New York University