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By Hilary S. Crew

Donna Jo Napoli has got popularity of her younger grownup works and is principally recognized for her old novels and her retellings of fantasy and fairy stories. during this full-length serious learn, Hilary S. workforce integrates feedback and biographical details to light up Napoli's many novels, in addition to different writings via Napoli resembling her essays on writing for teens and her e-book, Language Matters.

A complete severe research of nineteen novels,
Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion offers an realizing of ways Napoli's existence and career as a professor of linguistics affects her writing for teens. The novels analyzed during this research 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 conventional resources equivalent 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 modern e-book for teenagers, Alligator Bayo. An interview with Napoli concludes this crucial source for these operating with younger adults.

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