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Donna Jo Napoli

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About the Author

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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


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Beast (2000) 832 kappaletta
Zel (1996) 791 kappaletta
Bound (2004) 752 kappaletta
Stones in Water (1997) 745 kappaletta
Sirena (1998) 703 kappaletta
Daughter of Venice (2002) 527 kappaletta
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale (2007) 511 kappaletta
Spinners (1999) 376 kappaletta
The Magic Circle (1995) 350 kappaletta
Albert (2001) 316 kappaletta
The Smile (2008) 265 kappaletta
Three Days (2001) 263 kappaletta
North (2004) 262 kappaletta
The Prince of the Pond (1992) 234 kappaletta
The King of Mulberry Street (2005) 228 kappaletta
Alligator Bayou (2009) 221 kappaletta
Song of the Magdalene (1996) 216 kappaletta
Breath (2003) 210 kappaletta
Fish Girl (2017) 209 kappaletta
The Wager (2010) 158 kappaletta
The Bravest Thing (1995) 140 kappaletta
Crazy Jack (1999) 122 kappaletta
The Great God Pan (2003) 117 kappaletta
Dark Shimmer (2015) 98 kappaletta
Ugly (2005) 88 kappaletta
Mogo, the Third Warthog (2008) 86 kappaletta
Fire In The Hills (2006) 80 kappaletta
Hunger: A Tale of Courage (2018) 67 kappaletta
Storm (2014) 66 kappaletta
Friends Everywhere (1713) 61 kappaletta
Hidden (2014) 59 kappaletta
The Crossing (2011) 58 kappaletta
For the Love of Venice (1998) 52 kappaletta
Lights on the Nile (2011) 51 kappaletta
Linguistics: An Introduction (1996) 46 kappaletta
Shark Shock (1994) 46 kappaletta
The Earth Shook: A Persian Tale (2009) 43 kappaletta
Skin (2013) 41 kappaletta
Ready to Dream (2009) 39 kappaletta
One Leap Forward (Angelwings #4) (1999) 37 kappaletta
Little Creatures (1735) 37 kappaletta
Changing Tunes (1998) 35 kappaletta
A Single Pearl (2013) 32 kappaletta
Syntax: Theory and Problems (1993) 28 kappaletta
Playing Games (Angelwings) (2000) 28 kappaletta
Flamingo Dream (2002) 27 kappaletta
On Her Own (1999) 25 kappaletta
Soccer Shock (1991) 24 kappaletta
How Hungry Are You? (2001) 23 kappaletta
No Fair! (Angelwings) (2000) 22 kappaletta
In a Flash (2021) 21 kappaletta
April Flowers (Angelwings, No.7) (2000) 21 kappaletta
On Guard! (1997) 20 kappaletta
Gracie, The Pixie of the Puddle (2004) 19 kappaletta
Pink Magic (2005) 19 kappaletta
Treasury of Bible Stories (2019) 17 kappaletta
Rocky: The Cat Who Barks (2002) 14 kappaletta
Bobby the Bold (2006) 14 kappaletta
Trouble On The Tracks (1996) 10 kappaletta
Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts (2008) — Toimittaja — 9 kappaletta
Hero of Barletta, The (1988) 8 kappaletta
Happy Holidays (Angelwings) (2000) 7 kappaletta
Shelley Shock (2000) 6 kappaletta
Partners (2001) 5 kappaletta
Syntactic Argumentation (1979) 5 kappaletta
Hotel Jungle (2004) 5 kappaletta
New Voices (Aladdin Angelwings) (2000) 5 kappaletta
Hang in There (2001) 4 kappaletta
Linguistic muse (1979) 2 kappaletta
Angelwing 1 kappale
Hacia El Norte (2005) 1 kappale
Three Teen-Ages (2003) 1 kappale
Presente Mágico (2006) 1 kappale
Books 1 kappale
Angelwings 1 kappale

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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… (lisätietoja)
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OnniAdda | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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MrsBond | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
there are real animals in this story!! and the author tells where and why and when
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melodyreads | Apr 22, 2023 |



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