Stories from around the world
THE EARTH SHOOK:
A PERSIAN TALE
illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
2009 Hyperion Books
selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2009
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW:
... beautiful modern children's fable ... a mystical quest to discover, or to remember what it means to be human. ...unforgettable experience for all the children lucky enough to read or have it read to them.
... A gorgeous , discussion-provoking read-aloud.
For a description of Donna Jo's visit to Iran in 2005, click here.
...this resonant book from the creators of Albert follows a grain of sand’s metamorphosis into a pearl. Napoli’s lyrical narrative imbues the tiny grain with emotions.
... story of discovering self-worth...a thoughtful reminder that everything matters.
A SINGLE PEARL
illustrated by Jim LaMarche
in Spanish (Ediciones Obelisco, Barcelona, ISBN 978-84-16117-01-7)
Teased by the other children because of his tremendous size, Nico saves the town against an invading army.
THE HERO OF BARLETTA
illustrated by Dana Gustafson
1988 Carolrhoda Books
(pb 1992 Dell)
... decorative dots and swirls of indigenous Australian art... A useful introduction to a radically different culture...
READY TO DREAM
coauthored with Elena Furrow
illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
2009 Bloomsbury USA