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Big Anthony: His Story [Hardcover]

By Tomie dePaola (Author)
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Fans of Tomie dePaola's kindly Strega Nona will love this charming look at the early days of her good-hearted but clumsy helper Big Anthony. From the day he is born, Big Anthony never pays attention. As a boy, he leaves the gates of the farm open and all the animals escape. As a young man off to make his fortune in the world, he accidentally "fixes" the leaning Tower of Pisa. Will Italy survive the hilarious mishaps of Big Anthony?

"Readers of all ages can be grateful that dePaola continues to practice his magic so well."
-The New York Times Book Review
"Big Anthony and Strega Nona certainly qualify as celebrities in the realm of picture books, and this latest installment will bring smiles to the faces of their young fans."
-School Library Journal.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.6" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 1998
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
ISBN  0399231897  
ISBN13  9780399231896  

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More About Tomie dePaola

Tomie DePaola Tomie dePaola( is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire."

Tomie DePaola currently resides in New London, in the state of New Hampshire. Tomie DePaola was born in 1934.

Tomie DePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
  2. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books: War Years
  3. Aladdin Picture Books
  4. All Aboard Reading: Level 1
  5. Barker Twins
  6. Barkers: Level 1 (Paperback)
  7. Picture Puffin Books
  8. Smart about the Arts

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Action & Adventure
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > Fiction > Europe & Russia
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > Fiction > General
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8

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Big Anthony: His Story  Aug 20, 2003
This story in the "Strega Nona" series tells of the "origin" of Big Anthony- from his birth to his joining up with Strega Nona. On his journey to find his fortune (his family kicked him out because he did everything wrong and wouldn't listen :) ), he straightens up the leaning tower of Pisa, he visits Firenze and Roma, where he disrespected the cardinal, and Napoli, where he witnessed the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

This is a wonderful picture book, and a really great edition to the incomparable Strega Nona series!

And the rest is history?  Nov 8, 2001
My daughters love this book. My husbands family is from Calabria and they are entranced by the pictures and the langauge he uses - but what does it mean when he says at the end "And the rest is history"?

My husband has no idea - and I am clueless - and the girls want to know what happens next. I would have liked some sort of summary at the end that brings parents up to speed with the history behind the story.

The story was fantastic. Big Anthony is a real character!  Sep 29, 1999
This book was hysterical, from Big Anthony spilling all of his baptismal water to not allowing the Cardinal to cross the bridge without paying two coins. A must read!
Big Anthony is back for a funny, bumbling biography.  Oct 14, 1998
Since 1976 Big Anthony has been entertaining children both in Strega Nona (which won a 1976 Caldecott Honor) series books, and in his own books. The newest addition is the funniest book yet and takes me back to my childhood days. Big Anthony is back at his best and kids will love this book. dePaola has another winner in this series!

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