Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola
Every year Strega Nona carefully plants her seeds and uses her magic touch to grown her garden. Her helper Big Anthony figures he should be ale to grow a garden too. But Big Anthony is not careful. Soon he has a jungle on his hands—Mamma mia!
1. The act of gathering a crop 2. The crop that is gathered or ready for gathering
Compost- (käm-ˌpōst) decaying matter such as dead leaves and grass, used to make soil better for plants.
Manure- (mə-ˈnur, -ˈnyur) animal waste that is added to soil as a fertilizer.
Strega Nona has a special incantation to La Luna- The MOON:
O Bella Luna, smile on me,
And on the seeds I sow,
And let the moonbeams shine from thee,
To make my garden grow.
Strega Nona understands that it is important to recognize the phases of the moon to help her garden grown.
Let's use this interactive to see how the moon changes over the course of a month: