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By Hilary S. Crew

Donna Jo Napoli has got approval for her younger grownup works and is principally identified for her old novels and her retellings of delusion and fairy stories. during this full-length severe learn, Hilary S. workforce integrates feedback and biographical info to light up Napoli's many novels, in addition to different writings via Napoli comparable to her essays on writing for kids and her ebook, Language Matters.

A complete severe research of nineteen novels,
Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion presents an figuring out of the way Napoli's existence and career as a professor of linguistics impacts her writing for teenagers. The novels analyzed during this learn comprise Napoli's retellings of such fairy stories and myths as The Magic Circle, Zel, Bound, Beast, and Sirena; novels whose tales are drawn from non secular and standard assets comparable to Song of the Magdalene, Breath, and Hush; such ancient works as The Smile, Daughter of Venice, and novels set in the course of WWII, Stones in Water and Fire within the Hills; and her most up-to-date ebook for teenagers, Alligator Bayo. An interview with Napoli concludes this crucial source for these operating with younger adults.

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