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Book Title: Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace|
The author of the book: Donna Jo Napoli
Date of issue: November 1st 1997
ISBN 13: 9780140380378
Format files: PDF
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Charming yet disturbing tale of Jimmy, a 'fawg' who is among the spawn of a frog that disappeared when a Prince appeared on the banks of the pond. Most readers, even without having read the previous book, will understand the connection between Daddy frog and the Prince. When the hag that cursed the prince returns to the pond for her magic ring, and threatens to dry it up unless her ring is returned (the fawgs know the prince has it), Jimmy sets off to steal it, helped by half of a curse the hag has put on him-- to turn into a human boy; but only a princess' kiss can complete the curse. Will he get the ring? will the young female frog who follows him everywhere get him into more trouble? Will he ever figure out what happened to his Daddy? Can he save the pond?
The ending is bittersweet and may disturb kids from divided families, but the story is a different and interesting take on the ending of the Frog Prince. Compare to The Frog Prince Continued
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Donna Jo Napoli is both a linguist and a writer of children's and YA fiction.
Donna Jo has five children. She dreams of moving to the woods and becoming a naturalist. She loves to garden and bake bread.
At various times her house and yard have been filled with dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits. For thirteen years she had a cat named Taxi, and liked to go outside and call, "Taxi!" to make the neighbors wonder. But dear dear Taxi died in 2009.
She lives outside Philadelphia. She received her BA in mathematics in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures in 1973, both from Harvard University, then did a postdoctoral year in Linguistics at MIT. She has since taught linguistics at Smith College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgetown University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and Swarthmore College. It was at UM that she earned tenure (in 1981) and became a full professor (in 1984). She has held visiting positions at the University of Queensland (Australia), the University of Geneva (Switzerland), and Capital Normal University of Beijing (China), as well as lectured at the University of Sydney (Australia), Macquarie University (Australia), the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), and the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). In the area of linguistics she has authored five books (one of which is being translated into Korean), co-authored four (one of which is in Italian), edited one, and co-edited four (with a fifth in press), ranging from theoretical linguistics to practical matters in language structure and use, including matters of interest to d/Deaf people. She has held grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation.
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