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THE EARTH SHOOK:

A PERSIAN TALE

illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

2009 Hyperion Books

ISBN 978-1-4231-0448-3

  • 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.

KIRKUS: 

... A gorgeous , discussion-provoking read-aloud. 

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For a description of Donna Jo's visit to Iran in 2005, click here.

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...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.

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... story of discovering self-worth...a thoughtful reminder that everything matters.

A SINGLE PEARL

illustrated by Jim LaMarche

2013 Hyperion

ISBN 978-142314557-8

  • in Spanish (Ediciones Obelisco, Barcelona,            ISBN 978-84-16117-01-7)

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Teased by the other children because of his tremendous size, Nico saves the town against an invading army.

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THE HERO OF BARLETTA

illustrated by Dana Gustafson

1988 Carolrhoda Books

ISBN 0-87614-277-3

(pb 1992 Dell)

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... decorative dots and swirls of indigenous Australian art... A useful introduction to a radically different culture...

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READY TO DREAM

coauthored with Elena Furrow

illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft

2009 Bloomsbury USA

ISBN 978-1-59990-049-0