Free eBook Breath download

by Donna Jo Napoli

Free eBook Breath download ISBN: 068986177X
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 21, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Young Adults
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction
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Nearly almost all of Donna Jo Napoli's books are based around a simple formula: to take a well-known myth, legend or fairytale, and retell the story . Donna Jo Napoli paints a scary and realistic picture of Medieval Germany

Nearly almost all of Donna Jo Napoli's books are based around a simple formula: to take a well-known myth, legend or fairytale, and retell the story from the eyes of a certain character (often the villain, allowing them to defend their actions). It has been a technique that has worked brilliantly for several of her stories, such as (my personal favourites) Zel,Spinners and Beast. Donna Jo Napoli paints a scary and realistic picture of Medieval Germany. The main character, "Salz" is a twelve year old boy, living in the town of Hameln, Germany in the year 1284. Salz is afflicted with a mysterious disease (actually cystic fibrosis) which hinders him a lot in his life.

Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. She won the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water in 1997. Her novel Zel was named an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her novels have been selected as ALA Best Books.

Breath - Donna Jo Napoli. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. This book is a work of fiction. An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination, or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form

Donna Jo Napoli (born February 28, 1948) is an American writer of children's and young adult fiction, as well as a prominent linguist.

Donna Jo Napoli (born February 28, 1948) is an American writer of children's and young adult fiction, as well as a prominent linguist.

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Best-selling author Donna Jo Napoli and her son, Robert Furrow, and illustrator Heather Maione, have created an enormously likable detective who is smart, spunky, and very witty! Read online. A serious job for a little angel The Little Angel of Responsibility has a hard time finishing what she starts. She?s been working on the same knitting project for weeks.

Donna Jo Napoli is at her best in this book. You may feel more empathy for this book's main character, Salz, as you continue into the relentless plot and writing style and story revelations take your breath away. The historical parts were described flawlessly. She also managed to make this book into somewhat of a mystery- a big step from her other books, such as "Daughter of Venice" and "Bound". Salz suffers from cystic fibrosis in a time when there was no such diagnosis, and certainly no hope for treatment.

Napoli, Donna Jo. They’ve gone this route so often they can easily do it on their own. I know that for a fact because for years whenever I’ve been too sick to go with them. I know that for a fact because for years whenever I’ve been too sick to go with them, Melis has merely opened the barn doors in t.e morning and shooed them out. Now and then they’ve wandered into the grain fields, and Father has smacked Melis in the back of the head for his laziness. But usually Melis gets away with it. Now they’re rushing ahead, in their ambly, bump-around way. They’re eager for fresh food

Salz is a boy afflicted with a strange disease - he coughs and coughs and cannot catch his breath

Elaborates on the tale of "The Pied Piper," told from the point of view of a boy who is too ill to keep up when a piper spirits away the healthy children of a plague-ridden Medieval town after being cheated out of full payment for ridding Hameln of rats.

Elaborates on the tale of "The Pied Piper," told from the point of view of a boy who is too ill to keep up when a piper spirits away the healthy children of a plague-ridden Medieval town after being cheated out of full payment for ridding Hameln of rats. Reprint.
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Xinetan
Nearly almost all of Donna Jo Napoli's books are based around a simple formula: to take a well-known myth, legend or fairytale, and retell the story from the eyes of a certain character (often the villain, allowing them to defend their actions). It has been a technique that has worked brilliantly for several of her stories, such as (my personal favourites) Zel,Spinners and Beast.

In this case, "Breath" draws upon the German folktale of the Pied Piper of Hamilton, though it is not told by the Piper himself. Instead, our narrator is a twelve-year old boy named Saltz, a resistant of the town of Hameln (who is ultimately revealed to be the young boy who is left behind by the piper's music - though you probably guessed that from the start). Though we are not told this till the postscript, Saltz suffers from cystic fibrosis and is named after the sweat that often pours off his body; the "salt" as it were.

He is a perceptive and compassionate boy, a member of the local coven and a friend to the priests of the local churches, who likes to draw his own conclusions about Christianity and paganism, seeing both virtue and corruption in both of them. Living with the rest of his family on a small farm, he is often bullied by his oldest brother thanks to his inability to help with the heavy chores of the place, and so he usually keeps in the company of his grandmother who knows how to best deal with his affliction.

When the people around him begin to suffer under the effects of some mysterious disease, he is the only one to try and rationally understand what might be causing it. Superstition and witchcraft runs rampant, and despite Saltz's best efforts to rid the town of rats and help the townsfolk, those around him cannot help but be suspicious when he is the only one not affected.

The story itself is a little choppy; the blurb would have you believe that the accusation and trial of Saltz on charges of witchcraft is the climax of the story, though in reality this portion of the book amounts to very little. Instead it is more a story of endurance through illness and despair, spotted through with little moments of illumination and hope.

It all accumulates in the famous charming of the children (and in this case, the adults as well) of Hameln, as the vengeful Piper spirits them away into the hills. I couldn't help but feel, when Saltz prepares himself to follow in their footsteps and attempt to find his adoptive sister, that this is where the story should have *started*. The Piper himself, his methods and his destination are left a mystery (something that Napoli generally attempts to unwind in her other novels).

Napoli is very good - almost too good - at describing the effects of the disease that ravages the town: the swollen feet, blackened limbs, the insatiable sexual urges, the terrifying hallucinations; and often there are some rather grisly episode - a baby who has its fingers chewed off by rats, a toad that is eaten alive, the bloody murder of a person with a scythe as the murder weapon. After reading this book, I felt like taking a long walk in the sunshine.

As usual, Napoli paints a vivid picture of a time and place unfamiliar to our own; it is hardly a pleasant book to read. (Of course, the counter-argument to this is that it obviously isn't *supposed* to be, but just be warned that this isn't a light bit of holiday reading). Although a postscript tells us what the true cause of the malady was, it hardly alleviates the horrors we've just experienced.

I can't fault Napoli for her atmosphere: it's grim, confusing, terrifying but ultimately (even though despair holds sway in Hameln town) Saltz's character provides a glimmer of hope. Is this a good book book? Yes. Is it an enjoyable one? Not really.
Alsalar
This story is a rough re-telling of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln, but with a lot of twists and turns that will definitely keep the reader interested.

Donna Jo Napoli paints a scary and realistic picture of Medieval Germany. The main character, "Salz" is a twelve year old boy, living in the town of Hameln, Germany in the year 1284. Salz is afflicted with a mysterious disease (actually cystic fibrosis) which hinders him a lot in his life. He is also a member of a papal coven, keeps a black cat as a "familiar", is prevented from a lot of childhood activities, and is shunned by most of his family. You will find yourself cheering for this poor child, right up to the very end.

A lot of this book actually focuses on Medieval culture, religious practices, traditions, food, farming, and family structures, etc. Anyone interested in Medieval history will find this book very entertaining. Some of the scarier activites include; selling children into slavery, excessive drinking, rat plagues, diseases, murder, heresy, religious hypocrisy, witchcraft, and strange, medievel "acid trips", to name a few!

This book is probably not for the squeamish, so be warned... but I highly recommend it as a must read for anyone who loves adventure and fairy tales with deeper meaning. Don't miss it!
Mr.mclav
Book Review of Breath By: Donna Jo Napoli

Set in medieval times, in the town of Hameln, Breath is a fantasy of madness and mystery. The main character, a young boy named Salz, has a disease that causes him to uncontrollably cough, stopping him from breathing. In order to stay alive, Salz has to join a coven, steer clear of beer, and stand on his hands to resume breathing.

One summer, the entire town gets trapped under a blanket of chaos that no one understands. On top of that, rats have infested everything, creeping around townsfolk houses and pestering everyone, except Salz. What's happening in the town of Hameln? How did it get this way... or who brought it here?

I want to congratulate Napoli for writing a magnificent book. It always kept me guessing; I never knew what was about to happen. The descriptions of the town and the lifestyles are so detailed, you feel as if you're living in Hameln.

Compared to other books in the fantasy genre, I thought Breath to be fresh and original. It's not the typical wizards, dwarfs, or heroic prince stories, and because of that, I greatly enjoyed reading this book. Anyone interested in the medieval times or fantasy, will fall in love with this frenzied, unsuspecting story.