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Donna Jo Napoli

Autor(a) de Beast

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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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras de Donna Jo Napoli

Beast (2000) 847 cópias
Zel (1996) 800 cópias
Stones in Water (1997) 769 cópias
Bound (2004) 756 cópias
Sirena (1998) 712 cópias
Daughter of Venice (2002) 540 cópias
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale (2007) 513 cópias
Spinners (1999) 379 cópias
The Magic Circle (1995) 354 cópias
Albert (2001) 340 cópias
The Smile (2008) 270 cópias
Three Days (2001) 270 cópias
North (2004) 269 cópias
The King of Mulberry Street (2005) 238 cópias
The Prince of the Pond (1992) 237 cópias
Alligator Bayou (2009) 223 cópias
Fish Girl (2017) 219 cópias
Song of the Magdalene (1996) 216 cópias
Breath (2003) 215 cópias
The Wager (2010) 162 cópias
The Bravest Thing (1995) 145 cópias
Crazy Jack (1999) 125 cópias
The Great God Pan (2003) 117 cópias
Dark Shimmer (2015) 102 cópias
Mogo, the Third Warthog (2008) 93 cópias
Ugly (2005) 89 cópias
Fire In The Hills (2006) 83 cópias
Storm (2014) 69 cópias
Hunger: A Tale of Courage (2018) 68 cópias
Friends Everywhere (1713) 64 cópias
The Crossing (2011) 61 cópias
Hidden (2014) 59 cópias
Lights on the Nile (2011) 53 cópias
For the Love of Venice (1998) 53 cópias
Shark Shock (1994) 46 cópias
Linguistics: An Introduction (1996) 46 cópias
Skin (2013) 42 cópias
Ready to Dream (2009) 40 cópias
Little Creatures (1735) 39 cópias
Changing Tunes (1998) 37 cópias
A Single Pearl (2013) 32 cópias
Playing Games (Angelwings) (2000) 30 cópias
Syntax: Theory and Problems (1993) 28 cópias
On Her Own (1999) 27 cópias
Flamingo Dream (2002) 27 cópias
In a Flash (2021) 24 cópias
No Fair! (Angelwings) (2000) 24 cópias
How Hungry Are You? (2001) 24 cópias
Soccer Shock (1991) 23 cópias
On Guard! (1997) 21 cópias
Pink Magic (2005) 19 cópias
Treasury of Bible Stories (2019) 17 cópias
Bobby the Bold (2006) 15 cópias
Rocky: The Cat Who Barks (2002) 14 cópias
Trouble On The Tracks (1996) 10 cópias
Hero of Barletta, The (1988) 9 cópias
Happy Holidays (Angelwings) (2000) 7 cópias
Shelley Shock (2000) 6 cópias
Partners (2001) 6 cópias
Syntactic Argumentation (1979) 5 cópias
Hotel Jungle (2004) 5 cópias
Hang in There (2001) 4 cópias
Linguistic muse (1979) 2 cópias
Angelwing 1 exemplar(es)
The Bravest Thing 1 exemplar(es)
Hacia El Norte (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Angelwings: No Fair! 1 exemplar(es)
Angelwings: On Her Own 1 exemplar(es)
Presente Mágico (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Three Teen-Ages (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Left Out (Aladdin Angelwings) (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Handy Stories to Read and Sign (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Books 1 exemplar(es)
Angelwings 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum




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 | outras 2 resenhas | 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 | outras 47 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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