The Legend of Old Befana: Italian Christmas Story

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byTomie Depaola

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This is a delightful reading of the favorite Italian Christmas story about an eccentric old woman and her never-ending search for the Baby King.

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Because Befana's household chores kept her from finding the Baby King, she searches to this day, leaving gifts for children on the Feast of the Three Kings

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This is a delightful reading of the favorite Italian Christmas story about an eccentric old woman and her never-ending search for the Baby King.

Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. He's been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue,The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.24 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152438173

ISBN - 13:9780152438173

Appropriate for ages: 6

Customer Reviews of The Legend of Old Befana: Italian Christmas Story

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Traditional Family Keepsake My husband grew up with this story in his traditional Italian household and he shared the story with our children as they were growing up. Finding this book was a perfect gift for him and not only did I get him a copy but also a copy for each one of the kids to share with their kids. Never seen the story in print before and it was a GREAT find. My husband was thrilled and the kids are excited to be able to share it with their youngsters. The pictures are just the way he remembers the story his parents told and it will be a family keepsake for all.
Date published: 2013-12-31

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Because Befana's household chores kept her from finding the Baby King, she searches to this day, leaving gifts for children on the Feast of the Three Kings