The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story

The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story

$17.99
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Series: Around the Year in Picture Books, December Picture Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: 1481477633
ISBN: 1481477633

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. “Cr...

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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. “She is always sweeping!” Sweep, sweep, sweep.

But when a brilliant star glows in the eastern sky one night, and Old Befana encounters the glorious procession of three kings on their way to Bethlehem, her little world will never be the same.

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