The Legend of Old Befana

The Legend of Old Befana

An Italian Christmas Story

Book - 1980
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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."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanich, c1980.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781481477635
1481477633
9780152438173
0152438173
9780152438166
0152438165
Call Number: 398.2 BEFANA
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Subjects: Folk tales.
Christmas stories.
Folklore -- Italy -- Juvenile literature.
Befana (Legendary character) -- Juvenile literature.

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