Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli is the author fairy tale retellings as well as many other titles. Only fantasy and fairy tale retellings are listed below.


Prince of the Pond (1) (1992)
Magic Circle (1993)
Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace (2) (1995)
Zel (1996)
Sirena (1998)
Spinners (1999)
Crazy Jack (1999)
Beast (2000)
Great God Pan (2003)
Breath (2003)
Bound (2004)
Gracie, the Pixie of the Puddle (3) (2004)
Ugly (2006)


Donna Jo Napoli lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the mother of five children. In 1970 she received a BA in mathematics in 1970. In 1973 she received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and then did a postdoctoral year in Linguistics at MIT.
She likes to garden, bake bread, and do Yoga; she is a huge fan of animals and has had lots of pets.

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