nikimarion's review against another edition
A Strega Nona-like (set in Italy, where superstition and magical mischief rule) early chapter book with a set of protagonist cousins. Feels like a classic, a la HALF MAGIC or FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, with more illustrations and an easier reading level
raoionna's review against another edition
Compelling text and images. Not your average family tale.
elfeeza's review against another edition
Interesting storyline. I enjoyed the authors' writing style. It reads like a fairytale to me. I would recommend this book to my students especially the one who likes a bit of mystery and horror. This book isn't that horrific but it is after all a story of witches and strange happenings in a little town of Benevento.
Reads like a folktale, illustrations are wonderful, and feels in hand like a treasure book. Would be great to read and discuss in small group. Wish I had all the series in hand!