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Napoli, Donna Jo 1948-

Overview
Works: 202 works in 935 publications in 7 languages and 73,939 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Fairy tales  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works  Biography  Picture books  Graphic novels  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ7.N15, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Donna Jo Napoli
 
Most widely held works by Donna Jo Napoli
The king of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 3,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1892, Dom, a nine-year old stowaway from Naples, Italy, arrives in New York and must learn to survive the perils of street life in the big city
Alligator bayou by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Calogero Scalise and his Sicilian uncles and cousin live in small-town Louisiana in 1898, when Jim Crow laws rule and anti-immigration sentiment is strong, so despite his attempts to be polite and to follow American customs, disaster dogs his family at every turn
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well
Mogo, the third warthog by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mogo is cast out of his burrow to make room for a new litter, he learns how to survive and as an unlikely friendship with a young baboon blooms, Mogo finds the joy of friendship and love
Ugly by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the rest of the ducks turn on her little duckling, Ugly, because he isn't like them, Mother Duck sadly leaves him behind in order to protect her other children. With the help of some new friends, Ugly makes his way alone, but he doesn't know where he's going or what he's looking for
Stones in water by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being taken by German soldiers from a local movietheater along with other Italian boys including his Jewisfriend, Roberto is forced to work in Germany, escapes intthe Ukrainian winter, before desperately trying to makehis way back home to Venice
Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sly the Sleuth, also known as Sylvia, solves three mysteries for her friends and neighbors, all involving pets, through her detective agency, Sleuth for Hire
Beast by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orasmyn is a young Persian prince with all the privileges and responsibilities his royal position holds. But when he falters and makes a single wrong decision, his pride angers a pari -- a fairy -- who sets an ancient curse into motion, crucially changing his life on the worst day possible, and forcing him to leave his beloved Persia and his precious family in order to escape death at his father's unwitting hands. With all the cunning he can muster from his human memories and his new beastly instincts, Orasmyn makes his way to India and back, across Europe to France, in search of redemption and forgiveness. Beast is his story. A French beauty named Belle is his redeemer. And then you know the rest. But this is before the rest. This is the story of Beast
Treasury of Greek mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the mighty Zeus, King of the Gods, to the beautiful Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, the tales in this volume will take you from the birth of the Olympian gods to the action-packed Trojan War. As you journey through the pages of this book, you'll find: stories of gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters; artwork that brings the stories and the characters vividly to life; a family tree of the gods and goddesses; sidebars that put stories into historical and cultural context; a map of Greece and the Mediterranean that helps put the stories into geographic context; a cast of characters, listing fast facts about each profiled god, goddess, and hero; and a Find Out More section for those who want to dig deeper and discover more
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Albert by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, when Albert is at his window, two cardinals come to build a nest in his hand, an event that changes his life
Three days by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father suddenly dies while on a business trip, leaving her alone on an Italian Hishway, elevan-year-old Jackie worries what will happen when she is picked up by two men with unknkown motives
Hush : an Irish princess' tale by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted
Treasury of Egyptian mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, monsters & mortals by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From powerful Ra, God of Radiance to the tender and protective Aset, Devoted Wife and Mother, the tales in this volume will take you from the creation of the earth and sky to lengthy battles between gods. As you journey through the pages of this book you'll find: stories of gods, goddesses, monsters, and mortals; artwork that brings the stories and characters to life; fact boxes that put the stories into historical and cultural context; a map of Egypt that puts stories into geographic context; a cast of characters, listing fast facts, including Greek names, titles, and symbols for each character; and a Find Out More section for those who want to dig deeper and discover more!
Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frustrated with the restrictions her gender imposes on her life, fourteen-year-old Donata, disguised as a boy, sneaks out of her noble family's house to roam the streets of late sixteenth-century Venice and then must confront the repercussions of her actions
The prince of the pond : otherwise known as De Fawg Pin by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been turned into a frog by a hag, a frog-prince makes the best of his new life as he mates, raises a family, and instills a new kind of thinking into his frog family
Mama Miti : Wangari Maathai and the trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
The magic circle by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is turned into a witch by evil spirits, and she fights their power until her encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fish Girl, a young mermaid living in a boardwalk aquarium, has never interacted with anyone beyond the walls of her tank until a chance encounter with an ordinary girl, Livia. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank"--
Language matters : a guide to everyday questions about language by Donna Jo Napoli( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day. Most of us have very definite opinions on these questions one way or another. Yet as linguists Donna Jo Napoli and Vera Lee-Schoenfeld point out in this short and thoroughly readable volume, many of our most deeply held ideas about the nature of language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes" "Language Matters provides a highly informative tour of the world of language, examining these and other vexing and controversial language-related questions. Throughout, Napoli and Lee-Schoenfeld encourage and lead the reader to use common sense and everyday experience rather than preconceived notions or technical linguistic expertise. Both their questions and their conclusions are surprising, sometimes provocative, and always entertaining." "This thoroughly revised second edition updates the book with a new coauthor and includes new chapters on language and power, language extinction, and what it is linguists actually do. Language Matters is sure to engage both general readers and students of language and linguistics at any level."--Jacket
 
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The king of Mulberry Street
Alternative Names
Donna Jo Napoli American children's writer and linguist

Donna Jo Napoli Amerikaans taalkundige

Donna Jo Napoli écrivaine américaine

Donna Jo Napoli US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Donna Napoli

Napoli, Donna J. 1948-

נפולי, דונה ג'ו 1948-

나폴리, 도나 조 1948-

ナポリ, ドナ・ジョー

Languages
English (211)

German (19)

Japanese (8)

Chinese (6)

Danish (2)

Persian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Alligator bayouBoundMogo, the third warthogUglyStones in waterSly the Sleuth and the pet mysteriesBeastTreasury of Greek mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters