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Donna Jo Napoli (born February 28, 1948) is an author of children's and young adult books, as well as a prominent linguist who has worked in syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, historical and comparative linguistics, Romance studies, structure of Japanese, structure of American Sign Language, poetics, writing for ESL students, and mathematical and linguistic analysis of folk dance.

She has taught linguistics at Smith College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgetown University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and is currently a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College.

Born the youngest of four children in Miami, February 28, 1948, Napoli received both her B.A. (mathematics, 1970) and Ph.D. (Romance Languages -- the Linguistics Plan A, 1973) from Harvard, before a postdoctoral fellowship in linguistics at M.I.T. Napoli has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Italy.

Her children's books, listed below, have been translated into Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Persian, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and will be in Greek, Thai, and Polish. Many of her children's books are re-tellings of fairy tales, including The Magic Circle, Crazy Jack, Spinners, Zel, Bound, and Beast. Other children's stories are historical fiction based in Italy, including Daughter of Venice and For the Love of Venice.

Her publications in linguistics include Syntactic argumentation (with Emily Rando). (Washington, DC: Georgetown Univ. Press, 1979), Syntax: Theory and Problems (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993), and Linguistics: Theory and Problems (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1996), with dozens of articles in the scholarly journals. She is a former member of the editorial board of the premiere journal Language. Napoli has won numerous awards for her work, including the Golden Kite Award given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (for Stones in Water), the Sydney Taylor Award given by the Association of Jewish Libraries (for Stones in Water, and, honor book, The King of Mulberry Street and the Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award (for North and The King of Mulberry Street).

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Total Books: 287
Hunger A Tale of Courage
2019 - Hunger a Tale of Courage (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481477505
ISBN-10: 1481477501
Genre: Children's Books
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Take Your Time A Tale of Harriet the Galapagos Tortoise
2017 - Take Your Time a Tale of Harriet the Galapagos Tortoise (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780805095210
ISBN-10: 0805095217
Genre: Children's Books
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Fish Girl
2017 - Fish Girl (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544815124
ISBN-10: 0544815122
Genre: Children's Books
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Tales From the Arabian Nights Stories of Adventure Magic Love and Betrayal
Dark Shimmer
2016 - Dark Shimmer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553494181
ISBN-10: 055349418X
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Hidden
2015 - Hidden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781442483026
ISBN-10: 1442483024
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Treasury of Norse Mythology Stories of Intrigue Trickery Love and Revenge
2015 - Treasury of Norse Mythology Stories of Intrigue Trickery Love and Revenge (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781426320989
ISBN-10: 1426320981
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Storm
2015 - Storm (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481403030
ISBN-10: 1481403036
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Hush An Irish Princess' Tale
2014 - Hush an Irish Princess' Tale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781442494961
ISBN-10: 1442494964
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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The Wager
2014 - The Wager (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250050809
ISBN-10: 1250050804
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Una perla unica
2014 - Una Perla Unica [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788416117017
ISBN-10: 8416117012
Genre: Children's Books
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Hands  Hearts With 15 Words in American Sign Language
2014 - Hands Hearts with 15 Words in American Sign Language (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781419710223
ISBN-10: 1419710222
Genres: Children's Books, Reference
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Treasury of Egyptian Mythology Classic Stories of Gods Goddesses Monsters  Mortals
2013 - Treasury of Egyptian Mythology Classic Stories of Gods Goddesses Monsters Mortals (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781426313806
ISBN-10: 1426313802
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Skin
2013 - Skin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781477816905
ISBN-10: 1477816909
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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A Single Pearl
2013 - A Single Pearl (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781423145578
ISBN-10: 1423145577
Genre: Children's Books
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Lights on the Nile
2012 - Lights on the Nile (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061667954
ISBN-10: 0061667951
Genre: Children's Books
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Treasury of Greek Mythology Classic Stories of Gods Goddesses Heroes  Monsters
The Crossing
2011 - The Crossing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781416994749
ISBN-10: 1416994742
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Primary Movement in Sign Languages A Study of Six Languages
Language Matters A Guide to Everyday Questions About Language
2010 - Language Matters a Guide to Everyday Questions About Language (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199735716
ISBN-10: 0199735719
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Alligator Bayou
2010 - Alligator Bayou (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553494174
ISBN-10: 0553494171
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2008 - Zel (Other)
2008 - Ugly (Other)
2008 - Beast (Other)
2008 - North (Other)
2008 - Bound (Other)
2008 - Three Days (Other)
2008 - Hush (Paperback)
2006 - Bound (Paperback)
2006 - North (Paperback)
2006 - Ugly (Hardcover)
2006 - North (Paperback)
2005 - Breath (Hardcover)
2005 - Albert (Paperback)
2005 - Hacia El Norte [Isla Del Tiempo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Beast (Paperback)
2001 - Spinners (Other)
2001 - Lies and Lemons [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2001 - Playing Games [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2001 - Give and Take [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2001 - April Flowers [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2001 - Sirena (Other)
2000 - Sirena (Paperback)
2000 - Running Away [Aladdin Angelwings] (Other)
2000 - Little Creatures [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2000 - On Her Own [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2000 - One Leap Forward [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2000 - Running Away [Angelwings] (Paperback)
2000 - Playing Games [Angelwings, Bk 8] (Paperback)
1999 - On Guard (Other)
1999 - Friends Everywhere [Angelwings, No 1] (Paperback)
1997 - Jimmy the Pickpocket of the Palace [Prince of the Pond, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1995 - Jimmy the Pickpocket of the Palace [Prince of the Pond, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
1989 - Predication Theory a Case Study for Indexing Theory [Cambridge Studies in Linguistics] (Hardcover)
1939 - New Voices [Angelwings] (Paperback)
1939 - Angelwings Left Out [Angelwings] (Paperback)
1939 - Happy Holidays [Angelwings] (Paperback)
1939 - Know-it-all [Angelwings] (Paperback)
Left Out [Angelwings, 13] (Other)
Partners [Angelwings] (Other)
No Fair [Angelwings No 6] (Other)
Give and Take [Angelwings No 5] (Paperback)
April Flowers [Angelwings No 7] (Paperback)
Lies and Lemons [Angelwings No 9] (Paperback)
Know-it-all [Angelwings No 11] (Paperback)
Happy Holidays [Angelwings No 14] (Paperback)