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The wager

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Having lost everything in a tidal wave in 1169 Sicily, nineteen-year-old Don Giovanni makes a simple-sounding wager with a stranger he recognizes as the devil but, while desperate enough to surrender his pride and good looks for three years, he is not willing to give up his soul.

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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Young adult fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Science fiction
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Juan, Don (Legendary character); Juan, Don (Legendary character); Juan, Don (Legendary character)
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 9780805087819 0805087818
OCLC Number: 424454729
Awards: Commended for Cybils (Fantasy/Sci-Fi/YA) 2010
Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Donna Jo Napoli.


Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it.  Read more...


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Vivid, descriptive writing

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-28) Good Permalink

The Wager This quarter I read The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli. This novel was easy to get into because it starts out on a peaceful note with a pinch of suspense and a tad of humor thrown in. I liked this novel because there was an excessive amount of description in just about every sentence. It painted...
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