Elementary and Middle Grade Novels and Stories

by Donna Jo Napoli

KIRKUS:

A worthy cultural treasury with appeal to both the faithful and irreligious. 

TREASURY OF BIBLE STORIES


2019 National Geographic (ISBN 9781426335389)

 

BOOKLIST:

...realistically
drawn personalities and relationships as well as fine-tuned ethical dilemmas...uplifting historical novel that views a national tragedy through the lens of a moving personal story

 

KIRKUS:

A worthy introduction to an important slice of history.

BOOKLIST (Audio):

Careful pacing -- from ...lush green fields through the gradually accelerating drumbeat of death, starvation, and debilitating disease -- adds drama, bringing home just how capricious fate and be, and on what small choices a life can be spared or lost.

HUNGER: A TALE OF COURAGE


2018 Simon & Schuster (ISBN 978-1-4814-7749-9)

  • Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, Pennsylvania Library Association

  • starred review Booklist

  • Junior Library Guild selection

  • audio version (Tantor ISBN 978-1541469648)

 

BOOKLIST:

... simply beautiful ... luminous colors add the perfect touch of magic to this graceful, gentle story...

KIRKUS: 

...riveting graphic novel... A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: 

... a plot that crackles... graceful, classically proportioned artwork makes the story’s fantastical elements clear and believable. 

THE NEW YORK TIMES:

...powerful climax ...sureal and sometimes unsettling story ... determination and bravery ... Do not hestitate to give these books to boys as well as girls...

 

BNKids BLOG:

This tale captivates... and it's also a feast for the eyes... a story about being brave...seeking the truth... taking chances ... believing in possibility.

 

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION:

...a truly captivating modern fairy tale...

 

 

 

 

FISH GIRL

illustrated by and coauthored with David Wiesner


2017 Houghton Mifflin (ISBN 978-0-544-81512-4)

  • starred review BOOKLIST

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids

  • Kids' Indie List spring 2017

  • Amelia Bloomer Project list of the ALA 2018

  • ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018

  • published in French (2017 Le Genévrier, La Garenne-Colombes ISBN 978-2-3629-0105-8)

  • published in Chinese in the People's Republic of China (2018 Beijing Cheerful Century ISBN 978-7-5596-2772-8)

  • published in Chinese in Taiwan (2018 Grimm Press ISBN 978-9-8618-9829-2)

  • published in Korean (인어 소녀. 2018 Prooni Books ISBN 978-8-9617-0670-4)

 

 

KIRKUS

A brilliant tapestry woven not of yarn but of stories, both fresh and faithful to its historical roots.

THE BOOKLIST READER:

...it simply isn’t possible to beat the sheer drama of the high-stakes premise of this important literary treasure. Scheherazade fights for her own life, the lives of the young women of her country and the soul of the Shah... a must-have for collections and young readers everywhere.

TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS: STORIES OF ADVENTURE, MAGIC, LOVE, AND BETRAYAL


2016 National Geographic (ISBN 9781426325403)

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • featured in THE BOOKLIST READER

  • published in Chinese Complex (Beijing Boulder Creative culture and Media LLC ISBN 9789869459655)

  • published in Indonesian (Kisah 1001 Malam. Cerita tentang petualangan, sihir, cinta, dan pengkhianatan. Jakarta. Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. ISBN 9786024243845)

  • published in Italian (Le mille e una notte. Storie d'avventura, magia, amore e tradimenti. Milano. White Star. ISBN 978-8854039773)

  • to be published in Korean

 

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: 

Witty, informative, and entertaining... dramatic world of life and death...the gods are larger-than-life and not blunted to conform to modern sensibilities. VERDICT: Buy it, and if space is an issue, weed to make it fit.

 

BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS: 

...truly a layered work, with the illustrations standing alone as startling works of art, and the frequent informational sections ... offering a thrilling amount of extra material ...lyrical, elegant stories...it doesn’t skip the juicy stuff...this is no simple picture book

TREASURY OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY, STORIES OF INTRIGUE, TRICKERY, LOVE & REVENGE


2015 National Geographic (ISBN 978-1-4263-2098-9)

  • Best of 2015 (Amazon's top 20 books)

  • starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • starred review BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS

  • Eureka! Silver Honor Book of the California Reading Association

  • Amazon Spotlight Pick Juvenile Nonfiction for Sept 2015

  • audio version with Recorded Books (978-1-4906-9521-1)

  • published in Bulgarian (Вечната скандинавска митологияя, Edgmont Bulgaria, Sofia; ISBN 9789542717157)

  • published in Chinese (Beijing Boulder Creative Culture and Media LLC ISBN 9787550294646/ 9787550294646)

  • published in Chinese Complex (Beijing Boulder Creative culture and Media LLC ISBN 9789869320313)

  • published in Greek (Σκανδιναβική Μυθολογία. Ιστορίες Ίντριγκας, Εξαπάτησης, Αγάπης και εκδίκηση. Athens. Πεδίο. ISBN978-960-546-997-9)

  • published in Indonesian (Mitologi Norse. Cerita penuh intrik, tipu daya, cinta, dan pembalasan dendam. Jakarta. Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. ISBN 9786024243821)

  • published in Italian (Miti e leggende del grande nord. Storie di intrighi, inganni, amore e vendetta. Milano. White Star. ISBN 978-8854039766)

  • to be published in Spanish

  • published in Vietnamese (Thần Thoại Bắc Âu. Hanoi. NXB Kim Đồng ISBN 9786042081580)

     

 

KIRKUS: 

Sumptuous of format, magisterial of content, stimulating for heart and mind both.

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: 

Napoli's gripping and candid prose informs while offering the immediacy of a contemporary fantasy novel... Sidebars provide additional insights into the lives of ancient Egyptians and other topics... These mythological beings emerge as fully formed characters through equally powerful storytelling and images.

 

LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION:

.. fine storytelling of queens and pharoahs, gods and goddeses ... connection to the natural world... details of geographic, political, and ancient historical context. This is an excellent choice for the Common Core Standards’ emphasis on mythology.

MIDDLE SHELF MAGAZINE

The author's lyrical retelling ...make each God and Goddess leap off the page, transporting readers back to a time long ago when these myths were first imagined. Both books [the Greek one and the Egyptian one] deserve a permanent place on every school and home library shelf.

SHELF AWARENESS:

Another glorious collection from the team behind TREASURY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY.

TREASURY OF EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY, CLASSIC STORIES OF GODS, GODDESSES, MONSTERS & MORTALS


2013 National Geographic (ISBN 978-1-4263-1380-6)

  • ALA Notable Children's Books List for 2014

  • KIRKUS Best Books of 2013

  • SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 100 Magnificent Children's Books 2013

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • starred review PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • highly recommended LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

  • audio version with Recorded Books (978-1-4703-9786-9)

  • published in Bulgarian (Вечната египетска митология, Edgmont Bulgaria, Sofia; ISBN 9789542713470)

  • published in Chinese (埃及神话故事, Beijing Boulder Creative Culture and Media LLC ISBN 978-9869234320/ 9787550279582)

  • published in Chinese Complex (Beijing Boulder Creative culture and Media LLC ISBN 9789869234320)

  • published in Greek (Αιγυπτιακή Μυθολογία. Ιστορίες με Θεούς, Θεές, ήρωες και τέρατα. Athens. Πεδίο. ISBN 978-960-546-977-1)

  • published in Indonesian (Mitologi mesir. Cerita klasik, tentang dewa, dewi, monster dan manusia. Jakarta. Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. ISBN 9786024243821)

  • published in Italian (Mitologia egizia.Storie di dei, dee, mostri e mortali. Milano. White Star. ISBN 9788854036147)

  • published in Vietnamese (Thần Thoại Ai Cập.Chuyện về các thần, ác quỷ cà con ngườ. Hanoi. NXB Kim Đồng ISBN 8935036695789)

 

excerpt read by author

 

KIRKUS:

...capturing the nature of each god or mortal with vivid turns of phrase, superb versions for reading alone or for sharing with audiences large or small.

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

...wise, witty, and thoroughly entrancing...lyrically written... A must-have for most collections.

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:

... telling each tale with grace, clarity, and emotion... vivid retellings... sidebars contextualize the stories.

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES:

... This is a book meant to dazzle its readers -- and it does.

SHELF AWARENESS:

... This is a book kids can dip in and out of, but will be most enjoyed cover to cover.

 

HORN BOOK: impeccable... animated ...thoughtful...lyrical...gloriously star-spangled ...Lively and authentic, an excellent addition to the canon.

 

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK SHELF:

...hallmark in storytelling both in word and picture. It will pull young readers into the fascinating world of the Greek gods like no other publication available. To hear full review, click here.

TREASURY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY, CLASSIC STORIES OF GODS, GODDESSES, HEROES & MONSTERS


2011 National Geographic (ISBN 978-1-4263-0844-4)

  • ALA Notable Book

  • Eureka! Silver Honor Book of the California Reading Association

  • Best Books of 2011 list by SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book

  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award list

  • Garden State Teen Book Awards list

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • starred review PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • Kindle Select 25 in November 2014

  • audio version with Recorded Books (ASIN B00AEIBCC8, 978-1-4640-4151-8)

  • published in Bulgarian (Вечната Гръцка митология, Edgmont Bulgaria, Sofia; ISBN 978-954-27-0814-8)

  • published in Chinese (希腊神话故事, Beijing Boulder Creative Culture and Media LLC ISBN 9780010700121/ 9787550279605)

  • published in Chinese Complex (Beijing Boulder Creative culture and Media LLC ISBN 9789869209182)

  • published in Greek (Ελληνική Μυθολογία. Ιστορίες με Θεούς, Θεές, ήρωες και τέρατα. Athens. Πεδίο. ISBN 978-960-546-966-5)

  • published in Indonesian (Mitologi Yunani. Kisah klasik dewa-dewi, pahlawan, dan monster. Jakarta. Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. ISBN 9786024243814)

  • published in Italian (La mitologia greca. Storie di dei, dee, mostri e mortali. Milano. White Star. ISBN 978-8854036130)

  • published in Korean (나의 첫 그리스 신화. Chosun Education, Seoul; in 3 volumes, ISBN 9788966660582/599/605)

  • published in Vietnamese (Thần Thoại Hy Lạp.Chuyện về các vị nam thần, nữ thần, anh hùng & ác quỷ. Hanoi. NXB Kim Đồng ISBN 9786042062169)

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excerpt read by author

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: 

...mystical coming-of-age tale... saturated with proverbs, details of everyday life at the time... absorbing adventure.

KIRKUS:

...full of detail of setting and culture that should enthrall young fans of historical fiction.

 

VOYA:

... a great companion for ancient Egyptian studies and a great read for historical fiction fans, ancient Egyptian mythology buffs, and those searching for strong female protagonists.

 

BULLETIN FOR THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS:

...a veritable field trip through ancient Egypt

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: 

Readers' hearts will be in their mouths as Kepi survives a sandstorm, reaches the capital, is forced into servitude, and confronts the Pharoah himself.

LIGHTS ON THE NILE


2011 Harper Collins (ISBN 9780061667930) (ebook with Scholastic Book Clubs 2013)

 

  • Junior Library Guild

 

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SACRAMENTO BOOK REVIEW:

...will hold the attention of young chapter book readers in the mood to decipher some unusual codes.

SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE CODE MYSTERIES (fourth in the SLY THE SLEUTH series)

coauthored with Robert Furrow


2009 Dial Books for Young Readers (ISBN 0-8037-3345-9)

 

reviews

 

KIRKUS:

.....the joys and very real dangers of life on the savanna...

 

 

BOOKLIST:

...well-told, life-or-death adventure tale...children who love animals, even those as aparently unlovable as the warthog, will be in their element here.

MOGO, THE THIRD WARTHOG


2008 Hyperion Books for Young Readers (ISBN-10: 1-4231-0816-7) (pb 2011)

  • Junior Library Guild

  • New York Public Library's 2008 list of 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

  • Keystone State Reading Association Book Award List for Intermediate Level

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont

  • Tennessee Association of School Librarians list of outstanding books

  • Sunshine State Young Readers Award List, Florida

 

reviews 

 
 

BOOKLIST: 

...Sly solves the neighborhood kids' mysteries in these linked, upbeat stories that, like the other titles, are written in short sentences with basic vocabulary targeted toward newly confident readers...

 

 

SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE FOOD MYSTERIES (third in the SLY THE SLEUTH series)

coauthored with Robert Furrow


2007 Dial Books for Young Readers (ISBN 978-0-8037-3119-6)

 

reviews

CAPITOL CHOICES:

...this excellent read-aloud introduces young readers to an exotic habitat.

 

KIRKUS: 

...fabulous coming-of-age story... beautiful lessons about finding oneself, about fitting in (or not), about the implacability of nature and weather and the importance of maternal advice.

HIGHLIGHTS MAGAZINE, a child review:

...you'll want to read it again and again... It sounds like music when it's being read to you.

UGLY


2006 Hyperion Books for Young Readers (ISBN 0-7868-3753-5) (pb 2008)

  • Junior Library Guild

  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Master List

  • Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book

  • starred review KIRKUS

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To hear the first chapter read by the author, click here.

 

 

 

 

KIRKUS: 

...a pleasant read and some clues to the mysteries of friendship.

SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE SPORTS MYSTERIES (second in the SLY THE SLEUTH series)

coauthored with Robert Furrow


2006 Dial Books for Young Readers (ISBN 0-8037-2994-4)

  • Best of the Year list, Bank Street College

  • to be published in Korean (Sod Communications Co., Ltd., Seoul)

reviews

 
 

KIRKUS:

...[The sleuth] uses an uncontrived combination of sharp observation, careful reasoning, and the occasional flash of insight ...engaging series opener...

 

BOOKLIST:

...Sly's first-person account makes her friendship and bickering with the kids, grownups, and pets on the street as much fun as the mysteries...

SLY THE SLEUTH AND THE PET MYSTERIES (first in the SLY THE SLEUTH series)

coauthored with Robert Furrow


2005 Dial Books for Young Readers (ISBN 0-8037-2993-6) (pb Scholastic Book Club 2007)

  • Junior Library Guild

  • Best of the Year list, Bank Street College

  • Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award list

  • to be published in Korean (Sod Communications Co., Ltd., Seoul)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

...lighthearted fantasy ... a quick read that juxtaposes biological facts about frogs with conventions of fairy tales...

 

BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS:

...froggily eloquent voice... Readaloud-friendly chapters and accessible humor make this a solid classroom addition...

GRACIE, THE PIXIE OF THE PUDDLE (third in the trilogy with THE PRINCE OF THE POND and JIMMY, THE PICKPOCKET OF THE PALACE)


2004 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-47264-9)

 

reviews

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: ...nightmarish scenes...a suspenseful reading experience...

 

THE HORN BOOK:

 ...Taut and suspenseful...the present-tense narration gives it a you-are-there immediacy...

THREE DAYS


2001 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-46790-4) (pb 2003 Puffin)(ebook 2015)

  • Junior Library Guild

  • Bank Street Best Books Master List

  • Oregon Battle of the Books list for 2013

  • starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Best Books

  • nominated Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award

  • nominated South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award

  • nominated Kansas William Allen White Award

  • nominated Pennsylvania Young Readers Award

  • nominated Iowa Children's Choice Award

  • Miami Herald Best Children's Book list

  • audiocassette with Recorded Books (ISBN 1-4025-0939-1)

  • published in German (2005 Carlsen NUR 3 TAGE ISBN 3-551-58125-8)

reviews reviews For an answer to the question, "Where did the idea for this story come from?", click here.

 

 

BOOKLIST:

...humor ...interesting characters...believable portrayal of the complexities of sixth-grade life...

 

SHELLEY SHOCK (third in the trilogy with SOCCER SHOCK and SHARK SHOCK)

2000 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-46452-2) (pb 2002 Puffin)

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BOOKLIST:

...high-spirited contemporary adventure..

 

BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS:

...the sibling dialogue is authentic and the characterization...credible...

TROUBLE ON THE TRACKS

1998 Scholastic (ISBN 0-590-13447-7) (available on Kindle 2012)

  • available in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • Published in Dutch (1999 Averbode OP HET SPOOR VAN DE KAKETOE ISBN 90-317-1426-7)

 

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KIRKUS:

 ...bittersweet ... a reassuringly bewildered character...

CHANGING TUNES

1998 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-45861-1) (pb 2000 Puffin) (Kindle 2012)

  • Book of the month Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • Highlights, Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Renaissance Learning recommended list

  • available in braille through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • published in German (2004 Carl Hanser Verlag ALS PAPA DAS KLAVIER mitnahm 
    ISBN 3-423-62165-6)

 

reviews

 

BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS:

 ...deftly drawn, evincing wisdom about the perplexities and pitfalls involved in youthful alliances... lure of an offbeat and glamorous sport...

ON GUARD (second in the series with WHEN THE WATER CLOSES OVER MY HEAD)

1997 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-45759-3) (pb 1999 Puffin) (available on Kindle 2012)

  • Book of the month Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • available in braille and in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • published in Chinese (1999 Academy Press-Xue Yuan ISBN 7-5077-0815-2)

 

reviews

 
 

THE BRAVEST THING

(originally 1995 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-45397-0) with pb 1997 Puffin)
reissued and now available in pb 2001 Scholastic (0043936798)

  • Renaissance Learning recommended list

  • Published in German (1997 Beltz&Gelberg DAS HASENWUNDER ISBN 3-407-79793-1)

  • published in Chinese (1999 Academy Press-Xue Yuan ISBN 7-5077-0839-X)

reviews

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:

 ...Characters and situations are drawn so carefully and roundly that Laurel's extraordinary determination seems realistic...

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

...As engaging and unpredictable as its predecessor... balances the comic possibilities of Jimmy's struggles with his human form with his deeper feelings of loyalty, courage, and honor...

 

KIRKUS:

...enchanting story... it [blends] gentle, offbeat humor... with enough action and suspense to satisfy old fans and win new friends...

JIMMY, THE PICKPOCKET OF THE PALACE (second in the trilogy with THE PRINCE OF THE POND and GRACIE, THE PIXIE OF THE PUDDLE)

 

1995 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-45357-1) (pb 1997 Puffin)

  • Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Child Study CBC

  • starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • Junior Library Guild

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont

  • book of the month Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • performed as play at Media Theater, Media, PA, in October, 2005

 

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 KIRKUS:

...a genial famly story that, in its succinct handling of real issues, recalls Betsy Byars...

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

...deftly delivers a worthwhile message to youngsters having trouble overcoming a fear

WHEN THE WATER CLOSES OVER MY HEAD (first in the series with ON GUARD)

(originally 1994 Dutton (0-525-45083-1) with pb 1996 Puffin)
reissued and available in pb 2002 Scholastic (0043936800)

  • Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Child Study CBC

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • boxed review BOOKLIST

  • book of the month Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • available in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • published in Chinese (1999Academy Press-Xue Yuan ISBN 7-5077-0814-4)

 

reviews

 

BOOKLIST

... A lighthearted but realistic look at the fears contemporary children encounter as they grow up...

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

...will appeal to children who have an appreciation for the absurd, particularly when it occurs in a warm, supportive environment...

SHARK SHOCK (second in the trilogy with SOCCER SHOCK and SHELLEY SHOCK)

1994 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-45267-2) (pb 1997 Puffin) (available on Kindle 2012)

  • Children’s Books 1994, Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Keystone State Reading Association's Young Adult Book Award Nominee

  • available in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • published in Chinese (1999 Academy Press-Xue Yuan ISBN 7-5077-0878-0)

 

reviews

 

THE PRINCE OF THE POND, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS DE FAWG PIN (first in the trilogy with JIMMY, THE PICKPOCKET OF THE PALACE and GRACIE, THE PIXIE OF THE PUDDLE)

1992 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-44976-0) (pb 1994 Puffin)

  • New Jersey Reading Association's M. Jerry Weiss Book Award 1997

  • one of the funniest children's books for the '90's SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • sleeper by SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

  • nominated for Kansas State Reading Circle

  • 100 Best Children's Books 1992 of New York Public Library

  • Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Child Study CBC

  • starred review KIRKUS

  • starred review BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

  • nominated Nutmeg Children’s Book Award

  • Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award Program

  • nominated Colorado Children's Book Award

  • book of the month Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • 1995 Jostens Learning biology lesson based on the chapter "Tadpoles"

  • performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA

  • available in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • Audiobook (ISBN 978-0525-5968)

  • published in German (1995 Sauerländer DER PRINZ Vom TEICH ISBN 3-7941-3833-3; pb Sansibar ISBN 3-293-21022-8)

  • published in Dutch (1997 Averbode DE KIKKERPRINS ISBN 90-317-1199-3)

  • published in Chinese (1999 East & West Book Co. Ltd. ISBN 957-0339-01-2)

  • published as CD and cassette in Swiss German Dialect (Tudor Recording AG, Zurich DE PRINZ VOM TEICH CD: ISBN 3-03776-215-2; cassette: ISBN 3-03776-216-0)

  • performed as play at Media Theater, Media, PA, in October, 2004

  • a read aloud plan is found in CHILDREN'S BOOK CORNER: A READ-ALOUD RESOURCE WITH TIPS, TECHNIQUES, AND PLANS FOR TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, AND PARENTS, Grades 5-6

     

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KIRKUS:

...charmingly whimsical....an astonishing amount of in-depth natural history cleverly enmeshed in its endearing, screwball charm

SOCCER SHOCK (first in the trilogy with SHARK SHOCK and SHELLEY SHOCK) (available on Kindle 2012)

1991 Dutton (ISBN 0-525-44827-6) (pb 1993 Puffin)

  • Hall of Fame Sports Books for Kids 1996, Philadelphia Children's Reading Round Table

  • nominated Nutmeg Book Award

  • available in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • published in Chinese (1999 Academy Press- Xue Yuan ISBN 7-5077-0858-6)

 

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SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

... fantastic twist... lighthearted ... genuine characters ...[The characters] are heroic in smaller, more personal ways--sticking to their goals and accomplishing them.