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  • Author:
    napoli-donna-jo
  • ISBN:
    1406302635
  • ISBN13:
    978-1406302639
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  • Publisher:
    Walker Books Ltd; New Ed edition (2006)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History
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    1870 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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There is some reference to prostitution, which I sort of skipped over, so it's up to you how young a child you would feel comfortable reading it to, but my daughter is a pretty sophisticated reader otherwise. SPOILER ALERT: I love that while it seems it might end up being a love story, it's really about empowering girls via education.

Book was in good condition and arrived in a short space of time. It will be useful for my daughter's drama exam later on this year. There is some reference to prostitution, which I sort of skipped over, so it's up to you how young a child you would feel comfortable reading it to, but my daughter is a pretty sophisticated reader otherwise.

Daughter of Venice book. The author, Donna Jo Napoli, did a tremendous job explaining the setting and characters, making the plot and characters come to life. I found myself predicting throughout the entire book, there was a lot of action and twists. The story was about a fourteen year old girl, Donata, who lives during the 1590s in Venice. She is a noble daughter, and in noble families only one daughter and son may marry. Usually, I do not enjoy Historical Fiction novels, but Daughter of Venice was an exception.

Laura remains in the conservatory, practicing violin. But the bumpy toad and the wide, scuttling crab are almost as precious. The canals of Venice teem with crabs

Award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli whisks young readers away to glittering Renaissance Venice in this first-rate .

Award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli whisks young readers away to glittering Renaissance Venice in this first-rate historical novel about a young woman who longs to experience the wide world beyond her cloistered window. The year is 1592, and 14-year-old Donata is a pampered member of the noble Mocenigo family.

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Napoli's many fans will not be disappointed by this engrossing and exotic novel. товар 3 Daughter of Venice Napoli, Donna Jo Mass Market Paperback Used - Very Good -Daughter of Venice Napoli, Donna Jo Mass Market Paperback Used - Very Good. 245,78 RUB. + 615,99 RUB за доставку. товар 4 Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli (2003, Paperback) -Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli (2003, Paperback). 91,78 RUB. + 2 528,64 RUB за доставку.

Donna Jo Napoli is the author of Crazy Jack, The Magic Circle, Stones in Water, and many other books, and is the chairperson of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College. Библиографические данные. Random House Children's Books, 2002.

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Cha
This is a nice middle-school historical fiction work. Purchased for a nine-year-old visiting Venice for the first time. Humanizes the city in a fun way! The main character is likeable and her adventures seem realistic, if bold. The author fleshes out the social strata of the time in a relevant and relatable way. The story moves along at a nice pace, with a bit of romantic feelings described but no descriptions of sexual contact/kissing of any kind. I'm not a scholar of history, so can't speak to the accuracy of the author's research. We both enjoyed reading this. Highly recommended!
JoJoshura
I purchased this book for my 12 year old daughter to read as we spend 3 months in Italy. I read it as well and found it extremely interesting. Venice is one of my favorite cities and i love that my daughter has such a strong woman character to look up to.
Saberblade
Great condition
Malodor
A great book about culture long ago, which is so interesting for my nine year old. I learned about early times in Venice right along with her. Highly recommended - wishing there was a continuation of the story.
Kifer
Love this author's books and feel sure that we be the case with this one as well. Have already ready first chapter and am already involved with the main character. Book was used and in the condition I expected.
Vutaur
Book was in good condition and arrived in a short space of time. It will be useful for my daughter's drama exam later on this year.
Hellmaster
The premise of the book started off very well. Daughter of a noble family, under strict rules and protocols for women sneaks out to explore Venice on her own. Exciting. Problem was that it wasn't very exciting at all. A couple of mishaps, she lands at a Jewish copyists and eventually falls in love with him while pretending to be a boy. The plot sort of plods along for awhile and I agree with other reviews where the ending just sort of falls apart. It winds up quickly and seems to end just for lack of nothing really else to do with this character. She resigns herself to a life she didn't want. Although she says she doesn't want to marry or have children, yet she did fall in love. But then decides, no she wont marry after all. Disappointing book overall. I have been to Venice and am fascinated by its history. I saw this in a used bookstore and picked it up for $1.00.
Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli is a wonderful young adult novel set in Venice in the 1590s. Donata Mocenigo, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a noble family with twelve children, lives a sheltered life. She has never been taught to read and write, and she rarely leaves her family’s palazzo, except in the company of her mother and sisters. Because her family can afford a dowry for only one daughter—her oldest sister Andriana—Donata and her sisters will be forced to join a convent. Donata has no desire to spend her life in a convent, and she longs to explore the city. Disguising herself as a poor boy, she sneaks out of the palazzo, wanders through Venice, and ends up in the Ghetto, where she meets a young Jewish man, Noè, who works in a printer’s shop. Donata works as a copyist in the shop, and she learns how the Jewish community and the poor of Venice live, and becomes a more compassionate person, realizing how selfish she’s been by making her sisters account for her frequent absences. She falls in love with Noè, who does not realize she’s a girl, but knows they can never be together because he’s Jewish and she’s Catholic. When she returns to the palazzo, she asks to sit in on her brothers’ lessons with their tutor, and discovers that she has a great love of learning. But, since she’s a girl, university study, which her brothers wish for, is denied her. Then it turns out that her father can afford a dowry for her, after all, but it’s her twin sister, Laura, who wishes to marry. And her family becomes suspicious of her absences. Will she be able to set things right, so Laura can marry? And then what will become of Donata in the future? Will she tell Noè she’s a girl, and will they have a future together, in spite of the difference in their religions?

Author Napoli makes you want to keep turning the pages for every step of Donata’s adventures, and you can’t help but wish that things will turn out well for her. Daughter of Venice is a young adult novel, but any reader with an interest in Venice or the Italian Renaissance, or in a good historical novel, will want to read it.