Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is both a linguist and a writer of children's and YA fiction. She loves to garden and bake bread, and even dreams of moving to the woods and becoming a naturalist.

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 has five children, seven grandchildren, and currently 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 Univ
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i don't know how to do a blog

But i wanted to post an interview that Author Turf did with me -- and so I'm putting it here.
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“And oh I want so much to sing, I tell myself no. But it is so hard to keep from singing.”
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Time to pick our August Non-Series read. Here are the onces to choose from. The poll will be up through 7/23, I'll post the winners in our bookshelf the next day.

 
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