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- DescriptionDonna Jo Napoli has received acclaim for her young adult works and is especially kwn for her historical vels and her retellings of myth and fairy tales. In this full-length critical study, Hilary S. Crew integrates criticism and biographical information to illuminate Napoli's many vels, as well as other writings by Napoli such as her essays on writing for young people and her book, Language Matters. A comprehensive critical analysis of 19 vels, Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion provides an understanding of how Napoli's life and profession as a professor of linguistics influences her writing for young adults. The vels analyzed in this study include Napoli's retellings of such fairy tales and myths as The Magic Circle, Zel, Bound, Beast, and Sirena; vels whose stories are drawn from religious and traditional sources such as Song of the Magdalene, Breath, and Hush; such historical works as The Smile, Daughter of Venice, and two vels set during WWII, Stones in Water and Fire in the Hills; and her most recent book for young adults, Alligator Bayo. An interview with Napoli concludes this significant resource for those working with young adults.
- Author BiographyHilary S. Crew is former associate professor at Kean University where she taught children's and young adult literature and was the Graduate Coordinator of the school library program. She is the author of Is It Really Mommie Dearest?: Daughter Mother Narratives in Young Adult Fiction (2000) and Women Engaged in War in Literature for Youth: A Guide to Resources for Children and Young Adults (2007), both published by Scarecrow Press.
- Author(s)Hilary S. Crew
- PublisherScarecrow Press
- Date of Publication26/04/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleStudies in Young Adult Literature
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScarecrow Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight376 g
- Width148 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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