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Donna Jo Napoli

3.63 of 5 Votes: 1
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http://www.donnajonapoli.com/
 
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Books by Donna Jo Napoli
Skin (2013)
language
English
3.28 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Donna Jo Napoli is a name I associate with fantasy writing, and this...isn't that. I thought somehow it was going to be. But even without those expectations, this book fell short for me. It just dragged on and on, and the teenage concerns felt really...teenage, and not things I s...
The Wager (2010)
language
English
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Don Giovanni, a handsome, young nobleman of Sicily has his life abruptly changed when the eruption of Mount Etna causes an earthquake and tsunami that devastates the city of Messina in 1169. He is forced to leave his home when he runs out of money. On All Saints All Souls day, a ...
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya (2010)
language
English
4.14 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Mama Miki is a Nobel Prize winner from Africa. She was well-known for her wisdom, and women from all over would come to her for advice.In the book, whatever the woman's problem (not enough food, need animal fodder, need a way to protect livestock) Mama Miti knew just the kind of ...
Alligator Bayou (2009)
language
English
3.52 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This book is a fascinating look at a truth written out of history. I've often talked with my students about the hatred of the Italian immigrants-they are amazed as they are unaware. Rightfully, we think of African Americans or Jews when we think of groups persecuted in history bu...
The Smile (2008)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The smile is a story about Mona Lisa as a child. I thought that the story was well thought out and that it was easy to get into. The only problem was that I found the ending was very bland and did not make you happy with what you had read even if the book was good. I think that t...
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters (2011)
language
English
4.14 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: While I do not really understand or get very interested in Greek Mythology, this book was really well written and the pictures were beautiful. I really enjoyed reading it because it was something different than what I am normally used to. I think it was written so that younger st...
Das Geheimnisvolle Lächeln (2009)
language
English
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I love historical fiction because they entertain while they educate. I wanted to know more about da Vinci and his Italy and this book gives us a good glimpse into this time period through the eyes of a young girl, Mona Lisa. The writing is good which makes me want to check out he...
Lights on the Nile (2011)
language
English
3.48 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I enjoyed this book more than some of Napoli's other books but this one felt much too similar to North in terms of basic formatting. (Obviously, North was set in North America with a black boy bent on Arctic exploration and this book is set in ancient Africa with an Egyptian girl...
Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals (2013)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I was excited when Donna Jo Napoli, the author of Treasury of Greek Mythology, came out with a second book Treasury of Egyptian Mythology. These books are excellent for kids that love mythology to the core. They are very accessible for readers. The stories are broken down by god...
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