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The Legend of Old Befana

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Published by Harcourt Children"s Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7363753M
ISBN 100152438165
ISBN 109780152438166

The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola (Illustrator) starting at $ The Legend of Old Befana has 3 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child. Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. "Cranky old lady," the children say.

The Legend of Old Befana (Hardcover) An Italian Christmas Story. By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator). Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, , 32pp. Publication Date: November 7, Other Editions of This Title. Dec 1, - The Legend of Old Befana -- In Italy, Old Befana visits children while they sleep and leaves them gifts at Christmas. This folk tale tells the origin of Old Befana, who is too busy with her housework to follow the Magi to find baby Jesus. When she has a change of heart, she tries to search for the child herself to give him gifts but there are so many other children she meets on.

  Our story for the week is The Legend of Old Befana. The kids are absolutely fascinated by her, so this is a super fun book to read aloud. The illustrations in this story are beautiful, and you will have a captive audience. The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story - Ebook written by Tomie dePaola. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story/5(9).


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The Legend of Old Befana tells the story of La Befana, a Italian Christmas story and tradition. I read this book to my students every The Legend of Old Befana book when I teach Christmas around the World.

My students always love it. This book is wonderfully written and has beautiful illustrations!/5(). "In a tale based on Italian legend, first published in and here reissued, Old Befana spends her days baking and sweeping her house and front steps.

When a splendid procession led by the three Wise Men passes by, a boy invites her to come along to Bethlehem to meet the Baby Edition: Reprint. The Legend of Old Befana is a tale from Italy celebrating Three Kings Day. Tomie De Paola is, of course, a master writer and artist, I’m loathe to even review one of his works as his talent is surely unmatched.

The story is about a little old lady who keeps to herself, sweeps her little home, sidewalk and street daily while baking at home/5.

"In a tale based on Italian legend, first published in and here reissued, Old Befana spends her days baking and sweeping her house and front steps. When a splendid procession led by the three Wise Men passes by, a boy invites her to come along to Bethlehem to meet the Baby :   In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child.

Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. “Cranky old lady,” the children say/5(). The Legend of the Bluebonnet, The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The Legend of Old Befana, The Legend of the Poinsettia, and The Legend of the Persian.

Legend of La Befana. In Folklore, Ancient Legend and As Far back as the 13th Century, La Befana Is known as The "Giver of Gifts", A Wise and Magical Woman who is Benevolent and Is Embraced in The Hearts and Minds of all Children and Their Families. ***** This legend of La Befana was created from a mixture of superstitions and religious beliefs.

The Legend of Old Befana - Duration: Natalie Richa views. If You're Happy And You Know It | Plus Lots More Nursery Rhymes |. Old Befana is a cranky, old lady who lives in Italy and is always sweeping with her broom.

One night she sees a bright light. What could it be. Then she sees a procession and the marchers invite her to come and see the King. In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child.

Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. “Cranky old lady /5(2). Book Overview 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.5/5(5).

The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, - Juvenile Fiction- 32 pages 9Reviews The celebration of Befana, who flies across the sky on Twelfth Night, 4/5(9).

Not Strega Nona this time, for whom Tomie dePaola is famous, but a tale of old Grandma Befana in the days of yore just before the Nativity. Interesting reminder that no one need ever be too busy with the daily grind to raise up their eyes and look at the big picture and think about the big issues.

This is beautifully illustrated in rich s: In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom.

“Cranky old lady,” the children say. "In a tale based on Italian legend, first published in and here reissued, Old Befana spends her days baking and sweeping her house and front steps. When a splendid procession led by the three Wise Men passes by, a boy invites her to come along to Bethlehem to meet the Baby King/5().

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The Legend of Old Befana. **Description from Amazon: 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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Free shipping for many products!3/5(2). The Legend of Old Befana. Paperback – Sept. 2 by Tomie dePaola (Author) out of 5 stars ratings. See all formats and editions. Hide other formats /5(). The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story.The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story by Tomie dePaola and Tomie dePaola Overview - In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana Brand: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

In this beloved classic picture book, Tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child.

Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom. "Cranky old lady," the children say/5().