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By Hilary S. Crew

Donna Jo Napoli has bought popularity of her younger grownup works and is mainly identified for her ancient novels and her retellings of delusion and fairy stories. during this full-length severe research, Hilary S. team integrates feedback and biographical info to light up Napoli's many novels, in addition to different writings by means of Napoli equivalent to her essays on writing for teenagers and her ebook, Language Matters.

A complete serious research of nineteen novels,
Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion presents an figuring out of ways Napoli's existence and occupation as a professor of linguistics affects her writing for teenagers. The novels analyzed during this examine contain 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 resources similar to Song of the Magdalene, Breath, and Hush; such historic 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 e-book for teens, Alligator Bayo. An interview with Napoli concludes this crucial source for these operating with younger adults.

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