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Donna Jo Napoli : writing with passion

Author: Hilary S Crew
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010.
Series: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A professor of linguistics, acclaimed young adult author Donna Jo Napoli is especially known for her retellings of myths and fairy tales, as well as her historical novels. In this full-length study featuring an interview with Napoli, Hilary S. Crew integrates criticism and biographical information to illuminate Napoli's many novels. Including relevant commentary from other sources, Crew also considers other writings
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Donna Jo Napoli; Donna Jo Napoli
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary S Crew
ISBN: 9780810874466 0810874466 9780810874473 0810874474
OCLC Number: 496160360
Description: ix, 189 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a linguist and a writer --
Witch mothers: The magic circle and Zel --
The lure of gold: Spinners and Crazy Jack --
Transformations: Bound and Beast --
Love and honor: The great god Pan and Sirena --
Outsiders: Song of the Magdalene, Breath, and Hush: an Irish princess' tale --
Romance in Florence and Venice: The smile, Daughter of Venice, and For the love of Venice --
Brutality of war: Stones in water and Fire in the hills --
Journeys: Alligator Bayou, The king of Mulberry Street, and North.
Series Title: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature.
Responsibility: Hilary S. Crew.

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A comprehensive critical analysis of 19 novels, Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion provides an understanding of how Napoli's life and profession as a professor of linguistics influences her  Read more...

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