The Legend of Old Befana: Italian Christmas Story by Tomie DepaolaThe Legend of Old Befana: Italian Christmas Story by Tomie Depaola

The Legend of Old Befana: Italian Christmas Story

byTomie Depaola

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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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 is the author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He receive a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona and a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmont Avenue. He is also the recipient of the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. He...
Title:The Legend of Old Befana: Italian Christmas StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.17 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


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!. I recieved this book today,and I cannot wait until I read this to my Neices. I know they will enjoy this aswell as the other book's I ordered in this series.
Date published: 2017-01-11
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

From Our Editors

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