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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

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Verk av Donna Jo Napoli

Beast (2000) 847 exemplar
Zel (1996) 799 exemplar
Stones in Water (1997) 767 exemplar
Bound (2004) 755 exemplar
Sirena (1998) 712 exemplar
Daughter of Venice (2002) 539 exemplar
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale (2007) 513 exemplar
Spinners (1999) 378 exemplar
The Magic Circle (1995) 355 exemplar
Albert (2001) 339 exemplar
Three Days (2001) 270 exemplar
North (2004) 269 exemplar
The Smile (2008) 268 exemplar
The Prince of the Pond (1992) 237 exemplar
The King of Mulberry Street (2005) 236 exemplar
Alligator Bayou (2009) 223 exemplar
Fish Girl (2017) 219 exemplar
Song of the Magdalene (1996) 216 exemplar
Breath (2003) 215 exemplar
The Wager (2010) 162 exemplar
The Bravest Thing (1995) 144 exemplar
Crazy Jack (1999) 125 exemplar
The Great God Pan (2003) 117 exemplar
Dark Shimmer (2015) 102 exemplar
Mogo, the Third Warthog (2008) 92 exemplar
Ugly (2005) 89 exemplar
Fire In The Hills (2006) 83 exemplar
Storm (2014) 68 exemplar
Hunger: A Tale of Courage (2018) 67 exemplar
Friends Everywhere (1713) 64 exemplar
The Crossing (2011) 61 exemplar
Hidden (2014) 58 exemplar
Lights on the Nile (2011) 53 exemplar
For the Love of Venice (1998) 53 exemplar
Shark Shock (1994) 46 exemplar
Linguistics: An Introduction (1996) 46 exemplar
Skin (2013) 42 exemplar
Ready to Dream (2009) 40 exemplar
Little Creatures (1735) 39 exemplar
Changing Tunes (1998) 37 exemplar
A Single Pearl (2013) 32 exemplar
Playing Games (Angelwings) (2000) 30 exemplar
Syntax: Theory and Problems (1993) 28 exemplar
On Her Own (1999) 27 exemplar
Flamingo Dream (2002) 27 exemplar
No Fair! (Angelwings) (2000) 24 exemplar
How Hungry Are You? (2001) 24 exemplar
Soccer Shock (1991) 23 exemplar
In a Flash (2021) 23 exemplar
On Guard! (1997) 21 exemplar
Pink Magic (2005) 19 exemplar
Treasury of Bible Stories (2019) 17 exemplar
Bobby the Bold (2006) 15 exemplar
Rocky: The Cat Who Barks (2002) 14 exemplar
Trouble On The Tracks (1996) 10 exemplar
Hero of Barletta, The (1988) 9 exemplar
Happy Holidays (Angelwings) (2000) 7 exemplar
Shelley Shock (2000) 6 exemplar
Partners (2001) 6 exemplar
Syntactic Argumentation (1979) 5 exemplar
Hotel Jungle (2004) 5 exemplar
Hang in There (2001) 4 exemplar
Linguistic muse (1979) 2 exemplar
Angelwing 1 exemplar
The Bravest Thing 1 exemplar
Hacia El Norte (2005) 1 exemplar
Presente Mágico (2006) 1 exemplar
Three Teen-Ages (2003) 1 exemplar
Books 1 exemplar
Angelwings 1 exemplar

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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.
 
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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 | 47 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |
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… (mer)
 
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OnniAdda | 18 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |

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Verk
121
Även av
2
Medlemmar
12,756
Popularitet
#1,838
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
494
ISBN
544
Språk
9
Favoritmärkt
26

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