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Donna Jo Napoli

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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) 831 exemplars
Zel (1996) 791 exemplars
Bound (2004) 752 exemplars
Stones in Water (1997) 745 exemplars
Sirena (1998) 704 exemplars
Daughter of Venice (2002) 527 exemplars
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale (2007) 512 exemplars
Spinners (1999) 378 exemplars
The Magic Circle (1995) 348 exemplars
Albert (2001) 315 exemplars
The Smile (2008) 264 exemplars
Three Days (2001) 264 exemplars
North (2004) 262 exemplars
The Prince of the Pond (1992) 234 exemplars
The King of Mulberry Street (2005) 227 exemplars
Alligator Bayou (2009) 222 exemplars
Song of the Magdalene (1996) 214 exemplars
Breath (2003) 211 exemplars
Fish Girl (2017) 208 exemplars
The Wager (2010) 157 exemplars
The Bravest Thing (1995) 140 exemplars
Crazy Jack (1999) 121 exemplars
The Great God Pan (2003) 117 exemplars
Dark Shimmer (2015) 98 exemplars
Ugly (2005) 88 exemplars
Mogo, the Third Warthog (2008) 86 exemplars
Fire In The Hills (2006) 80 exemplars
Hunger: A Tale of Courage (2018) 66 exemplars
Storm (2014) 66 exemplars
Friends Everywhere (1713) 61 exemplars
The Crossing (2011) 58 exemplars
Hidden (2014) 58 exemplars
For the Love of Venice (1998) 52 exemplars
Lights on the Nile (2011) 51 exemplars
Linguistics: An Introduction (1996) 46 exemplars
Shark Shock (1994) 46 exemplars
The Earth Shook: A Persian Tale (2009) 43 exemplars
Skin (2013) 41 exemplars
Ready to Dream (2009) 39 exemplars
Little Creatures (1735) 37 exemplars
Changing Tunes (1998) 35 exemplars
A Single Pearl (2013) 32 exemplars
Syntax: Theory and Problems (1993) 28 exemplars
Playing Games (Angelwings) (2000) 28 exemplars
Flamingo Dream (2002) 27 exemplars
On Her Own (1999) 25 exemplars
Soccer Shock (1991) 25 exemplars
How Hungry Are You? (2001) 23 exemplars
No Fair! (Angelwings) (2000) 22 exemplars
In a Flash (2021) 21 exemplars
On Guard! (1997) 20 exemplars
Gracie, The Pixie of the Puddle (2004) 19 exemplars
Pink Magic (2005) 19 exemplars
Treasury of Bible Stories (2019) 17 exemplars
Rocky: The Cat Who Barks (2002) 15 exemplars
Bobby the Bold (2006) 15 exemplars
Trouble On The Tracks (1996) 10 exemplars
Hero of Barletta, The (1988) 8 exemplars
Happy Holidays (Angelwings) (2000) 7 exemplars
Shelley Shock (2000) 6 exemplars
Partners (2001) 5 exemplars
Syntactic Argumentation (1979) 5 exemplars
Hotel Jungle (2004) 5 exemplars
Hang in There (2001) 4 exemplars
Linguistic muse (1979) 2 exemplars
The Bravest Thing 1 exemplars
Angelwing 1 exemplars
Hacia El Norte (2005) 1 exemplars
Three Teen-Ages (2003) 1 exemplars
Presente Mágico (2006) 1 exemplars
Books 1 exemplars
Angelwings 1 exemplars
Handy Stories to Read and Sign (2009) 1 exemplars
Left Out (Aladdin Angelwings) (2000) 1 exemplars

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Hm....hmmm. "I control the fish girl" Neptune the fisherman proclaims to an unsuspecting crowd of visitors, visitors of his magnificent aquarium of untold treasures. The most valuable one is an adolescent mermaid who can't talk. An adolescent mermaid who was raised by a man that calls her his treasure. No she doesn't get a name. She gets to be his pet, his main attraction. This book is disturbingly normal. It reminds me of a fable or fairy tale meant to be a cautionary tale, but ironically most people find it more entertaining than scary. You have a grown-ass man build a whole aquarium to house a kidnapped mermaid. He tells her stories about her people as payment for going along with his rouse. She plays hide and seek with the guest,making sure they don't see her. They drop coins into the tank and she collects them. Everybody wins! But there is trouble in the horizon when he finds out about her only human friend, Livia. Who tries to tell her mom, but is promptly ignored. Mira, the name Lucia assigns to her knew friend is tired of being imprisoned and ventures out and discovers she wants to be apart of the human… (més)
OnniAdda | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Nov 22, 2023 |
This is the retelling of Hansel and Gretel from the viewpoint of the wicked witch. She is simply called Ugly One in Magic Circle. She may be ugly but Napoli wants you to think she has a good heart. Ugly One starts off as a loving single parent to a daughter named Asa and works as a healer blessed with magic powers. She is able to bring sick people back to health and dangerous pregnancies back from the brink of death. Her reputation as a sorceress borders on evil because with great powers comes temptations and an easy fall from grace. When the Ugly One starts accumulating gems and jewels as payment for her services, greed sets in. All she can see is her daughter clothed in wealth; "diamonds on the soles of her shoes." Blinded by a gem, she makes a deal with the devil and her fate is at once sealed. She becomes a true witch who cannot bleed or cry; banished to live in the deep woods as a hermit and destine to eat small children. Enter Hansel and Gretel. Are they Asa's children?
As an aside, the number nine seems to be important. Peter reads to the Ugly One for nine years and the Ugly One lives alone in her sugar cottage for nine years before Hansel and Gretel come along. I am sure there is religious significance with the number nine.
As another aside, the character of Bala reminded me of Iago. I never knew if I could trust her even though the Ugly One called her a friend.
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SeriousGrace | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Aug 6, 2023 |
A 4 star story until the last chapter, which read like a strange, surreal epilogue. It felt somewhat out of place, too mysterious and impossible even for this mysterious and magical tale.
MrsBond | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
there are real animals in this story!! and the author tells where and why and when
melodyreads | Apr 22, 2023 |



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