The King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli

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In 1892, nine-year-old Dom’s mother puts him on a ship leaving Italy, bound for America. He is a stowaway, traveling alone and with nothing of value except for a new pair of shoes from his mother. In the turbulent world of homeless children in Manhattan’s Five Points, Dom learns street smarts, and not only survives, but thrives by starting his own business. A vivid, fascinating story of an exceptional boy, based in part on the author’s grandfather.


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About Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for young readers, among them The King of Mulberry Street and Daughter of Venice. She lives with her family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where she is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College
 
Published December 10, 2008 by Yearling. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This powerfully vivid story has the immediacy of Napoli’s always-immaculate prose, coupled with a basis in family lore and urban history that make it irresistible.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!THE KING OF MULBERRY STREET by Donna Jo Napoli is a fascinating, at times heartbreaking, account of the adventures and ultimate success of a young Italian immigrant in the world of New York, 1882.

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