Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola (Suggested reading level: Ages 4-8) I’ve read many of dePaola’s Strega Nona stories with Amber over the years. They are all sweet, delightfully illustrated and filled with a kind, gentle touch of magic. Today’s Fairy Tale Friday selection is the original Strega Nona, which I …

The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton

The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon Suggested reading level: Ages 4-8 Folktales of little men who help women spin thread or straw into gold are told with different variations throughout the world. “Rumpelstiltskin” is probably the best known, but this book retells …