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by Donna Jo Napoli


Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Publishers since 1866. Distributed in Canada by H. B. Fenn and Company Ltd.

Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Napoli, Donna Jo. The wager, Donna Jo Napoli. 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: Having lost everything in a tidal wave in 1169 Sicily, nineteen-year-old. Don Giovanni makes a simple-sounding wager with a stranger he recognizes as the devil. but, while desperate enough to surrender his pride and good looks for three years, he is not willing to give up his soul. ISBN 978-0-8050-8781-9. 1. Conduct of life-Fiction.

However, this was an engaging and interesting tale.

The dog jumped backward. Don Giovanni sat up. It hurt to move. He was battered and bruised. The cold had stiffened his joints. The smell of his own face made him gag. He looked around. He looked around stood with his front legs splayed and his chest lowered, his eyes fastened on the slow movements of the man. He was ready to dash away at the first threat. Don Giovanni put a hand to his cheek, where something had disturbed him. It was wet. He understood instantly. Come on, Cani-Dog-come on. You can trust me. We’ve slept here together more than once

Best-selling author Donna Jo Napoli and her son, Robert Furrow, and illustrator Heather . Unless he loses the wager-and with it his soul.

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. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

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.

Donna Jo Napoli's most recent book is a worthwhile addition to the ever-growing number of fairy/folk tale retellings . I chose Donna Jo Napoli’s The Wager for my traditional literature category

Donna Jo Napoli's most recent book is a worthwhile addition to the ever-growing number of fairy/folk tale retellings for teens that have been published over the last decade or so. Napoli herself has written a number of novels in this genre, including YA versions of Rapunzel (Zel), Cinderella (Bound), and Beauty and the Beast (The Beast), among others. The story of The Wager is likely to be less familiar to most readers than those named above. I chose Donna Jo Napoli’s The Wager for my traditional literature category. Based on a very old Sicilian fairy tale, it tells the story of the haughty Don Giovanni as he loses all of his power and wealth.

Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything  .

Italian sentences which appear to lack propositional arguments of verbs are shown to be base-generated without these verb complements. Then a tidal wave changed everything

Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest, most handsome young man in Messina. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it.

The Wager - Donna Jo Napoli. Donna Jo Napoli does not spare anything regarding the foulness of Giovanni's person. But during his three year wager, a magical transition happens. While his body decays, the Don's spirit flourishes. In his loneliness (people can smell him from down the street) he grows more altruistic, and uses his wealth for the benefit of others. darlingdumplingGo to darlingdumpling's profile. Q4P3This book is a retelling of the opera Don Giovanni. This book was so boring quite dull.

Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept.

Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager―and with it his soul.

Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

The Wager epub download

ISBN13: 978-0805087819

ISBN: 0805087818

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Category: Young Adult and teen

Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (April 27, 2010)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB size: 1534 kb

FB2 size: 1687 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 364

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Shakanos
Hmm, I seem to be reading a lot of Donna Jo Napoli lately, even though I don't particularly like her writing. But her stories always sound so interesting.

This story is based loosely on the story of Don Giovanni de la Fortuna. Don Giovanni (no relationship to the Don Giovanni Mozart wrote his opera about) is a wealthy and handsome young man in Sicily. But when a earthquake and tsunami destroys everything he owns, he must wander as a beggar. He still has his good looks, but winter is coming, and he has nowhere to go. When a stranger offers him as much money as he wants if he doesn't wash for three years, three months, and three days, he agrees, though he knows he shouldn't accept. And if he loses, he will lose his soul. This was definitely my favorite Donna Jo Napoli book that I've read so far.

I wasn't familiar with the original myth. However, this was an engaging and interesting tale.

*You can read all of my reviews at my book review blog, [...]*
Shakanos
Hmm, I seem to be reading a lot of Donna Jo Napoli lately, even though I don't particularly like her writing. But her stories always sound so interesting.

This story is based loosely on the story of Don Giovanni de la Fortuna. Don Giovanni (no relationship to the Don Giovanni Mozart wrote his opera about) is a wealthy and handsome young man in Sicily. But when a earthquake and tsunami destroys everything he owns, he must wander as a beggar. He still has his good looks, but winter is coming, and he has nowhere to go. When a stranger offers him as much money as he wants if he doesn't wash for three years, three months, and three days, he agrees, though he knows he shouldn't accept. And if he loses, he will lose his soul. This was definitely my favorite Donna Jo Napoli book that I've read so far.

I wasn't familiar with the original myth. However, this was an engaging and interesting tale.

*You can read all of my reviews at my book review blog, [...]*
Kulabandis
I absolutely loved this book, it was such a good story and you really fell in love with the main character. He has so much depth, you really got to know and fall in love with him throughout the story. There was the perfect amount of description and the story was quite unique and extremely entertaining.
Kulabandis
I absolutely loved this book, it was such a good story and you really fell in love with the main character. He has so much depth, you really got to know and fall in love with him throughout the story. There was the perfect amount of description and the story was quite unique and extremely entertaining.
komandante
This novel is based on the Sicilian fairy tale, "Don Giovanni de la Fortuna." (Some people might be more familiar with the version by the Brothers Grimm, "Bearskin.") Interestingly, the protagonist finds his redemption following a wager with the devil. An arrogant, selfish, and vain man loses everything, and learns about mercy and generosity during three years, three months, and three days of suffering. I couldn't put the book down. My only criticism would be that I felt the ending was somewhat abrupt. Although the book is marketed for young adults, it will be enjoyed by anyone who likes well-done novelizations of fairy tales.
komandante
This novel is based on the Sicilian fairy tale, "Don Giovanni de la Fortuna." (Some people might be more familiar with the version by the Brothers Grimm, "Bearskin.") Interestingly, the protagonist finds his redemption following a wager with the devil. An arrogant, selfish, and vain man loses everything, and learns about mercy and generosity during three years, three months, and three days of suffering. I couldn't put the book down. My only criticism would be that I felt the ending was somewhat abrupt. Although the book is marketed for young adults, it will be enjoyed by anyone who likes well-done novelizations of fairy tales.
lacki
I enjoy reading this author. Nice, quick, easy read. A keeper in the bookshelf. I plan on re-reading it again later.
lacki
I enjoy reading this author. Nice, quick, easy read. A keeper in the bookshelf. I plan on re-reading it again later.
Vinainl
Its such a good book because it makes you cringe a lot and the storyline is just god damn, I can't deal
Vinainl
Its such a good book because it makes you cringe a lot and the storyline is just god damn, I can't deal
Xangeo
The Wager is a retelling of an old Sicilian fairytale. Unlike the Disney retellings, but closer to the original tales, The Wager is more of a dark tale and is filled with graphic depiction of the disgusting reality of being unwashed for three years. My mother asked me "Why would you want to read about that?" I had no answer for her. So I thought about why I picked this one up. I love reading about the dark, unpleasant and wrong, the despicable, vile and disgusting. In recent review I said I sometimes root for the villain. A book with the tagline "never make a deal with the devil" let's just say I was enticed.

This book did not disappoint. There were times when it became so graphic and disgusting that my stomach churned. I was filled with pity for Don Giovanni, but also pride as I watched him become humble after being humiliated. It was a story where the character experienced immense change as time passed with the wager.

Don Giovanni went from being a stuck up, rude and ungrateful man, to the most down-to-earth, charitable and shameful man. The transformation was remarkable. When the devil proposed the wager I'm sure he had no idea that it would make Don Giovanni a better person.

It was a decent story, but it was a bit drawn out . It could've been 50-100 pages shorter . I would suggest it to those who like to read fairytale retellings or dark novels. I have read many retellings in this is among the darkest of the tales that I have read .
Xangeo
The Wager is a retelling of an old Sicilian fairytale. Unlike the Disney retellings, but closer to the original tales, The Wager is more of a dark tale and is filled with graphic depiction of the disgusting reality of being unwashed for three years. My mother asked me "Why would you want to read about that?" I had no answer for her. So I thought about why I picked this one up. I love reading about the dark, unpleasant and wrong, the despicable, vile and disgusting. In recent review I said I sometimes root for the villain. A book with the tagline "never make a deal with the devil" let's just say I was enticed.

This book did not disappoint. There were times when it became so graphic and disgusting that my stomach churned. I was filled with pity for Don Giovanni, but also pride as I watched him become humble after being humiliated. It was a story where the character experienced immense change as time passed with the wager.

Don Giovanni went from being a stuck up, rude and ungrateful man, to the most down-to-earth, charitable and shameful man. The transformation was remarkable. When the devil proposed the wager I'm sure he had no idea that it would make Don Giovanni a better person.

It was a decent story, but it was a bit drawn out . It could've been 50-100 pages shorter . I would suggest it to those who like to read fairytale retellings or dark novels. I have read many retellings in this is among the darkest of the tales that I have read .
OwerSpeed
As I read this book, I thought it had the makings of a fairytale and then in the notes in the reader at the back of the book, I found that it is an old Sicilian fairytale that the author put her spin on. I will tell this tale often as it is with so many fairytales, there is a deeper meaning within its grasp if you truly want to look for it. I picked up The Wager at the library because the cover surprised me. I loved the wickedness of the red and black contrasting colors, the pictures portrayed on the front and the font showcasing the title. Don, the main baron in the book wasn’t an evil man; he had just been raised inside his castle, admired by many women. When a tidal wave swept the village away that surrounded him, Don helped the villagers as others purged out his wealth from his castle on the hilltop. Alone, neither servants nor family, no money to fall back on, Don was just like all the other villagers and he like everyone else had to find a way to survive. Don Diovanni, a man once admired was left on the streets trying to rebuild his life. No sleep for me as I watched Don try to uphold is clean image living among the others on the street. They laughed at him, how he could be the famous Don, the man with all the money living among them, eating day-old bread and scrounging among the trees and bushes for berries. This novel was remarkable and I knew my evening was inside this book when Don met a distinguished gentleman and what he offered Don, would push him to his limits. This was no gentleman, for what he offered him was a gamble, a risk, a bet that only the Devil himself thought he could win at and he had set it before Don, hoping Don would crumble at his feet. Don could not take his sad pathetic life anymore so he took The Wager from the Devil, the deal was made. No washing, no shaving, no changing of his clothes, no change to his beauty for 3 years, 3 months and 3 days. Don was willing to exchange his soul to acquire his wealth back but as the days, months and years progressed, Don’s conditions based on this wager was deteriorating. I could not tear myself away from this novel, what a terrific story. I was so engrossed with Don’s fight to win this battle with the Devil and his transformation from someone so powerful to someone who walks with the people. As Don walks among the villages, now looking sometimes worse than the beggars, my image of him was disgusting, not bathing or washing his clothes for days or months, he had to look and smell awful. His sores, the lice, his breath and hair, his fear of losing but yet he continued on looking forward to the day he would get his wealth back and what exactly he would do on that day. This is definitely a keeper!
OwerSpeed
As I read this book, I thought it had the makings of a fairytale and then in the notes in the reader at the back of the book, I found that it is an old Sicilian fairytale that the author put her spin on. I will tell this tale often as it is with so many fairytales, there is a deeper meaning within its grasp if you truly want to look for it. I picked up The Wager at the library because the cover surprised me. I loved the wickedness of the red and black contrasting colors, the pictures portrayed on the front and the font showcasing the title. Don, the main baron in the book wasn’t an evil man; he had just been raised inside his castle, admired by many women. When a tidal wave swept the village away that surrounded him, Don helped the villagers as others purged out his wealth from his castle on the hilltop. Alone, neither servants nor family, no money to fall back on, Don was just like all the other villagers and he like everyone else had to find a way to survive. Don Diovanni, a man once admired was left on the streets trying to rebuild his life. No sleep for me as I watched Don try to uphold is clean image living among the others on the street. They laughed at him, how he could be the famous Don, the man with all the money living among them, eating day-old bread and scrounging among the trees and bushes for berries. This novel was remarkable and I knew my evening was inside this book when Don met a distinguished gentleman and what he offered Don, would push him to his limits. This was no gentleman, for what he offered him was a gamble, a risk, a bet that only the Devil himself thought he could win at and he had set it before Don, hoping Don would crumble at his feet. Don could not take his sad pathetic life anymore so he took The Wager from the Devil, the deal was made. No washing, no shaving, no changing of his clothes, no change to his beauty for 3 years, 3 months and 3 days. Don was willing to exchange his soul to acquire his wealth back but as the days, months and years progressed, Don’s conditions based on this wager was deteriorating. I could not tear myself away from this novel, what a terrific story. I was so engrossed with Don’s fight to win this battle with the Devil and his transformation from someone so powerful to someone who walks with the people. As Don walks among the villages, now looking sometimes worse than the beggars, my image of him was disgusting, not bathing or washing his clothes for days or months, he had to look and smell awful. His sores, the lice, his breath and hair, his fear of losing but yet he continued on looking forward to the day he would get his wealth back and what exactly he would do on that day. This is definitely a keeper!