Publish date: 2009
Pages no: 360
Edition language: Greek
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
Donna Jo Napoli is the author of one of my favorite books (Zel), but generally, I think her books are just "okay". I did, however, enjoy The Smile. Unfortunately, I don't have that much to say about it because it's been a while since I read it... But here's what I do have:There are a couple of death...
Well, I'm FINISHED! I think that's an accomplishment to be proud of! The first part was depressing, the second part was even more depressing, and the last part seemed like it was supposed to seem happy, which made it seem even more depressing than it was. I was pretty lost at some point in the middl...
I stole this one for the Bout of Books off my daughter’s shelf. She really is an avid reader, but if a book doesn’t get her attention by the end of the first chapter, the author has lost all hope of getting her to read any further. I am a much more patient reader. Not that this book required that, b...
Sparked my interest in the real history behind the famous Mona Lisa painting during the Renaissance in Italy. Loved it! I can't imagine being betrothed or a woman druing this time period.
Napoli writes wonderfully. Only a few pages into this book and I truly felt like I was in Renaissance Italy. The writing is urgent which makes the story move quickly. All the characters are well rounded. As you may know from other Napoli books, she doesn't shy away from tragic yet undeniably real...