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Donna Jo Napoli

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121+ obres 12,872 Membres 492 Ressenyes 26 preferits

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Donna Jo Napoli was born on February 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in mathematics, an M.A. in Italian literature, and a Ph.D. in general and romance linguistics from Harvard University. She has taught on the university level since 1970, is widely published in scholarly journals, and has received mostra'n més numerous grants and fellowships in the area of linguistics. In the area of linguistics, she has authored five books, co-authored six books, edited one book, and co-edited five books. She is also a published poet and co-editor of four volumes of poetry. Her first middle grade novel, Soccer Shock, was published in 1991. Her other novels include the Zel, Beast, The Wager, Lights on the Nile, Skin, Storm, Hidden, and Dark Shimmer. She is also the author of several picture books including Flamingo Dream, The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions, Corkscrew Counts: A Story About Multiplication, The Crossing, A Single Pearl, and Hands and Hearts. She has received several awards including the New Jersey Reading Association's M. Jerry Weiss Book Award for The Prince of the Pond and the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Donna Jo Napoli

Beast (2000) 848 exemplars, 31 ressenyes
Zel (1996) 803 exemplars, 30 ressenyes
Stones in Water (1997) 775 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Bound (2004) 757 exemplars, 48 ressenyes
Sirena (1998) 711 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Daughter of Venice (2002) 539 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale (2007) 515 exemplars, 30 ressenyes
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya (2010) 385 exemplars, 46 ressenyes
Spinners (1999) 379 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Magic Circle (1995) 359 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Albert (2001) 345 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Three Days (2001) 275 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Smile (2008) 273 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
North (2004) 272 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The King of Mulberry Street (2005) 240 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Prince of the Pond (1992) 236 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Alligator Bayou (2009) 223 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Fish Girl (2017) 219 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Song of the Magdalene (1996) 216 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Breath (2003) 215 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace (1995) 170 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Wager (2010) 161 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
The Bravest Thing (1995) 145 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Crazy Jack (1999) 125 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Great God Pan (2003) 116 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Dark Shimmer (2015) 104 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mogo, the Third Warthog (2008) 94 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Ugly (2005) 89 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Fire In The Hills (2006) 84 exemplars
Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries (2005) 81 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions (2007) 73 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Storm (2014) 69 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Hunger: A Tale of Courage (2018) 68 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Friends Everywhere (1999) 64 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Crossing (2011) 61 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Hidden (2014) 59 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
For the Love of Venice (1998) 54 exemplars
Lights on the Nile (2011) 53 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Linguistics: An Introduction (1996) 48 exemplars
Shark Shock (1994) 46 exemplars
The Earth Shook: A Persian Tale (2009) 43 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Skin (2013) 42 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Ready to Dream (2009) 40 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Little Creatures (1999) 39 exemplars
Changing Tunes (1998) 37 exemplars
A Single Pearl (2013) 33 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Playing Games (Angelwings) (2000) 30 exemplars
On Her Own (1999) 30 exemplars
Syntax: Theory and Problems (1993) 29 exemplars
Flamingo Dream (2002) 27 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Corkscrew Counts: A Story About Multiplication (2007) 26 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
No Fair! (Angelwings) (2000) 25 exemplars
How Hungry Are You? (2001) 24 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Soccer Shock (1991) 24 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In a Flash (2021) 24 exemplars
On Guard! (1997) 22 exemplars
As Night Falls: Creatures That Go Wild After Dark (2023) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Gracie, The Pixie of the Puddle (2004) 19 exemplars
Pink Magic (2005) 19 exemplars
Treasury of Bible Stories (2019) 18 exemplars
Bobby the Bold (2006) 15 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Rocky: The Cat Who Barks (2002) 15 exemplars
Trouble On The Tracks (1996) 10 exemplars
Hero of Barletta, The (1988) 9 exemplars
Shelley Shock (2000) 7 exemplars
Happy Holidays (Angelwings) (2000) 7 exemplars
Syntactic Argumentation (1979) 6 exemplars
Partners (2001) 6 exemplars
Hotel Jungle (2004) 5 exemplars
Hang in There (2001) 4 exemplars
Linguistic muse (1979) 2 exemplars
Angelwing 1 exemplars
The Bravest Thing 1 exemplars
Ksiega tysiaca i jednej nocy (2022) 1 exemplars
Hacia El Norte (2005) 1 exemplars
Presente Mágico (2006) 1 exemplars
Three Teen-Ages (2003) 1 exemplars
Left Out (Aladdin Angelwings) (2000) 1 exemplars
Handy Stories to Read and Sign (2009) 1 exemplars
Books 1 exemplars
Angelwings 1 exemplars

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I found the beginning of this book quite slow and I thought I might be disappointed which was sad because I loved the previous book "Hush". However the further I read the more invested I became and I read the second half in a couple of hours.
The main character Brigid is very strong and I loved how she broke through conventions to live the life she needed to. In this society women and especially foreign women are treated as second class citizens but Brigid refuses to be hidden away and she continues to look for her lost sister. She faces many obstacles but she intelligently overcomes each one and ends up building great character.
This book was intense, exciting and very powerful with a lesson that you don't need to give up on a dream even if it might be very difficult.
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ChariseH | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 25, 2024 |
Narrated mainly in the second person ("We fly, all of us together"), this is a poetic explanation of how murmurations of starlings form. Back matter includes a more straightforward explanation. Watercolor, pencil, and digital collage art combine to make beautiful color gradients for the sky on each page; outlines and edges are sometimes sharp, sometimes blurred.
JennyArch | Mar 30, 2024 |
I have mixed feelings for this book; on the one hand the story moves along at a good pace and you can see Xing Xing's life (how she is able to draw small comfort from just being called her name, how strongly she believes in the spirits of her father and mother, her stepmother's disdain) and you are given a very detailed accounting of what life could have been like back then. From Xing Xing's unwavering sense of duty to Wei Ping's selfishness and self-delusions and to Stepmother's (who is given no other name) obvious abuse of Xing Xing as a punishment for her husband caring for her more.

My main concern was the quick way that Xing Xing gains her confidence (in herself and trusting the future). The book isn't very long, but up until the last quarter of the book she accepts her fate, does her best to make the most of things and doesn't resent anyone. Indeed if her Stepmother hadn't done something so heinous, I doubt she would have spoken up for herself at all. Which is a crying shame because Xing Xing in the last five pages is very interesting!

The book however, like Napoli's other fairy tale retellings, offers a different look at what has been done to death. A fish as a 'fairy godmother', bibbity-boppity-boo indeed.
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lexilewords | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |



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