Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. She won the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water in 1997.
Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. Her novel Zel was named an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. She is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband.
Napoli, Donna Jo. I must have fallen asleep, they were gone so long. How stupid of me. Now I struggle to my feet, working the rope up the mast as I stand. Sheep are tumbling into the fodder. From down in the basin of the boat its hard to see much, but through the fuzzy dawn I make out men climbing into the ship with sheep draped across their shoulders. They plop them into this area, sometimes on top of one another. From their pungent odor I can tell these creatures just had their second shearing of the season
Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories.
An irish princess’ tale. Atheneum books for young readers. New york london toronto sydney. ALSO BY DONNA JO NAPOLI: Beast Breath Bound. An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020. This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously.
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale is a 2007 young adult novel written by Donna Jo Napoli. It appears in numerous school and public library reading lists. The book depicts the world of the slave trade around the year 900 in Ireland
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale is a 2007 young adult novel written by Donna Jo Napoli. The book depicts the world of the slave trade around the year 900 in Ireland. Set in c. 900 in Ireland, where kings are constantly fighting over land, fifteen-year-old Melkorka is the eldest daughter of an Irish king. As a princess, Melkorka has lived a life of luxury made possible through slave labor.
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Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale. Melkorka is a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in mediæval Ireland - but all of this is lost the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Based on an ancient Icelandic saga, award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli has crafted a heartbreaking story of a young girl who must learn to forget all that she knows and carve out a place for herself in a new world - all without speaking a word. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
Napoli's tale of an Irish Princess spirited away on a slave ship to Russia and back . HUSH is based on an Icelandic folk tale. Donna Jo Napoli has gone to great lengths to create a story for the princess/slave described in the tale
HUSH is based on an Icelandic folk tale. Donna Jo Napoli has gone to great lengths to create a story for the princess/slave described in the tale. Her writing draws you into the story; you can almost feel the cold air from the deck of the Viking ship.
Fifteen-year-old Melkorka is a beautiful princess. He knows that Bjarni has stolen the gems from Irish monasteries during one of his raids
Fifteen-year-old Melkorka is a beautiful princess. She lives in medieval Ireland and is the first daughter of King Myrkjartan. Her maidservants wash and dress her, and she is accustomed to having slaves do her bidding. He knows that Bjarni has stolen the gems from Irish monasteries during one of his raids. The Norseman also sends an offer to marry Princess Melkorka, promising the princess a life of luxury and ensuring the King’s family wealth and happiness. HUSH is a spellbinding story that combines folktale and imagination, told in the magical voice of Princess Melkorka, who discovers a way to hold power over her kidnappers.