See all books authored by donna jo napoli, including treasury of greek mythology, and treasury of egyptian mythology, and more on. Donna jo napoli, acclaimed author of zel and beast, revisits the fabled origin of fairies in this strikingly original and affecting novel of friendship. Donna jo napoli is a published author of childrens books and young adult books. Other modifications include imagined conversations and scenarios set in the appropriate time the third millennium bc and place the land of canaan. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient china, where the life of a woman is valued less. Donna jo napoli has taken the story of rapunzel and rewoven it into a psychological study that is both chilling and heartrending. Bound by donna jo napoli overdrive rakuten overdrive. High in the mountains, zel lives with her mother, who insists they have all they need because they have each other. Donna jo napoli librarything catalog your books online. Field honor book given by the pennsylvania library association for hunger sydney taylor book award presented by the association of jewish libraries for storm eureka. Elena is a very private author and in fact, no one knows the true identity of the anonymous writer.
Donna jo napoli writes for all ages, from picture books through young adult books. That way,when they came, the offered themselves as a gift. One fateful day, zel meets a young man in town, and her idyllic. Zel by napoli, donna jo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Her awards include in reverse chronological order carolyn w. Donna jo napoli primary author only author division. Skin by donna jo napoli is the story of a girl who simultaneously falls in love with a boy and has to deal with a disease no one saw coming. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
If you know my book albert, you can imagine how thrilled i was. She is a carefree young girl who loves her mother dearly. This is a retelling of the story of noah with modern language. Donna jo napoli is the author of many books, including soccer schock1991, the prince of the pond1992, the magic circle 1993, when water closes over. Donna jo napoli is the acclaimed author of many notable novels, including zel, stones in the water, and most recently,crazy jack, in the addition to the angelwings series. Hunger by donna jo napoli hunger is a great introduction for younger teens to what is commonly known as the irish potato famine. Some of the published credits of donna jo napoli include daughter of venice, hush. Bound to her fathers second wife and daughter after xing xings father has passed away. I still like both authors, but napoli s concise style is refreshing in comparison with mckinleys more cumbersome novels. She is chair of the linguistics department at swarthmore college, and lives in swarthmore, pennsylvania.
This fascinating pied piper bypasses the villain rehabilitation or feminist perspective common to most modern retellings. Sticking his hand through the window grillwork each day to check the. Based on the fairy tale rapunzel, the story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of zel, her mother, and the nobleman who pursues her, and delves into the psychological motivations of each of the characters. Napoli has become fascinated by the people of many different times and places. Donna jo napoli books, author biography, and reading level. Below is a list of nicole jordans books in order of when they were first released. At various times her house and yard have been filled with dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits.
Donna jo napoli is professor of linguistics at swarthmore college, mother of five, grandmother of two, and the author of more than 70 books for children and young adults. The story is told from the perspective of a twelveyearold girl, lorraine. Ilona and gordon made their debuts as authors together in 2007 with the novel magic bites, which was also the creation of their kate daniels character. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Immediately download the donna jo napoli summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for. Leave a comment edit i came across this gem during a search for books illustr. Your order will ship on or around the release date. Often, zel is unable to hear conversations of the villagers, and she is forbidden to socialize with people as well. Donna jo napoli audiobooks download instantly today. She won the golden kite award for stones in water in 1997. And just like the popular national geographic treasury of greek mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters. Childrens middle grade books childrens picture books pdf. An irish princess tale, fire in the hills, and the smile. Donna jo napoli is the acclaimed and awardwinning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories.
Neapolitan is a 4 part series of novels from elena ferrante. Donna jo napoli born february 28, 1948 is an american writer of childrens and young adult. Author bio donna jo napoli is the author of more than fifty books for children, including many picture books and novels for tweens and teens. She loves to garden and bake bread, and even dreams of moving to the woods. Donna jo napoli books list of books by author donna jo. The lyrical storytelling of awardwinning author donna jo napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient egypt in the year when angelina jolie will make cleopatra a multimedia star. Her novel zel was named an american bookseller pick of the lists, a publishers weekly best book, a bulletin blue ribbon, and a school library journal best book, and a. Other modifications include imagined conversations and scenarios set in the appropriate time the. Zel cherishes the moments when she and mother journey to town in order to buy supplies, but these visits are often mysterious. The series is set in the hometown of author betty, scotsdale, arizona. A list of all donna jo napolis series in reading order. Historical fiction, speculative fiction, young adult publisher.
Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Treasury of greek mythology by donna jo napoli teachers guide. Donna jo napoli has written several novels for young adults involving italian history, from the renaissance to the world war ii era. Buy a cheap copy of the magic circle book by donna jo napoli. Bound by napoli, donna jo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Napolis novels tackle realworld problems children of any age may face, including family. They had to come of their own accord, on their own schedule. Chronically ill, salz cant help on the farm, so he studies with the priest as if preparing for the church.
She bases bound on traditional chinese tales, setting her version in the ming period. Napolis beast first picture book spins a beguiling tale of a recluse forced out of his shell through unlikely circumstances. Sixteenyearold sep stares into the bathroom mirror. Donna jo napoli books list of books by author donna jo napoli. Donna jo napoli born february 28, 1948 is an american writer of childrens and young adult fiction, as well as a prominent linguist she has worked in syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, historical and comparative linguistics, romance studies, the structure of japanese citation needed, structure of american sign language, poetics, writing for esl students, and mathematical and.
Sirena and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. May 05, 2014 i thought this was an excellent book, but i think it might be misunderstood by readers. She lives in swarthmore, pennsylvania, where she is the head of the linguistics department at swarthmore college. Below is a list of ilona andrews books in order of when they originally published as well as in chronological order when necessary. May 20, 2014 tedxswarthmore donna jo napoli what children and everyone else need to read duration. I n her postscript, donna jo napoli tells readers that cinderella stories can be found in many cultures, among the earliest of which are the chinese versions. Immediately download the donna jo napoli summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching donna jo napoli. Known for his generosity of spirit and purse, 19yearold don giovanni becomes a reviled pauper after an earthquake and tsunami devastate messina in 1169. History wasnt her favorite subject when she was young, but in writing stories based on historical events, ms. She dreams of moving to the woods and becoming a naturalist. Donna jo napoli, author of hidden, on finding the answer to a.
She loves to garden and bake bread, and even dreams of moving to the woods and becoming a naturalist. The acclaimed author of beast tells the story of 12yearold alvin, who heads from washington, d. Donna jo napoli has 106 books on goodreads with 120330 ratings. All the books in this mystery series feature the detective lena jones in the lead role. Publications available for download donna jo napoli. Some of her most popular books are zel, beast, ugly, bound, and stones in water. Donna jo napoli books, biography, contact information. Donna jo napoli fictiondb your guide to fiction books. While her undergraduate major was mathematics and her graduate work was in linguistics, she has a profound love of mythology, folklore, and fairy tales. Her novel zel was named an american bookseller pick of the lists, a publi. Donna jo napoli is currently considered a single author. Donna jo napoli s books were recommended to me because i had purchased some robin mckinley books through them, and im glad i took them up on it.
Donna jo napoli is the author of many books for young adults, including four ala best books for young adults. Donna jo napoli is the author of more than fifty books for children, including many picture books and novels for tweens and teens. She is the chairperson of the linguistics department at swarthmore college. Ugly by donna jo napoli paperback book the parent store. Deep in the woods lives the old witch called ugly one. Donna jo napoli is both a linguist and a writer of childrens and ya fiction. Donna jo napoli is the author of crazy jack, the magic circle, stones in water, and many other books. From the author of zel, stones in water, and the prince of the pond. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and smears it on her colorless lips.
Zel lives with mother in a remote cottage in switzerland. Tedxswarthmore donna jo napoli what children and everyone else need to read duration. A sixteenyearold stowaway discovers her destiny on noahs ark in this riveting reimagining from awardwinning author donna jo napoli, available in time for the march 2014 major motion picture noah. The lena jones mysteries written by author betty webb comprise of 9 books in total, which were published between 2001 and 2016. After suffering a reversal of fortune, a handsome young nobleman enters into a dangerous wager with the devil, surrendering his beauty and possibly his very soul to win a magical purse in this retelling of an old sicilian fairy tale. A midwifesorceress, tricked by the devils minions, loses her gifts, is forced to become a witch, and lives her life alone in the forest, until two childrennamed.914 975 1336 1365 672 719 700 1150 958 1340 40 729 580 698 1397 244 35 3 389 853 1230 1146 1408 194 837 1487 1464 1246 1096 64 342 316 481 735 195 168 72 694