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The King of Mulberry Street

By: Donna Jo Napoli

Historical Fiction

Nine-year-old Beniamino’s a stowaway on a ship headed to America!

He has no family, no home, and no English – all he has are his wits and a shiny new pair of leather shoes. Will they be enough?

A Sydney Taylor Honor Book

Ages: 11+

256 pages

Random House

Average Rating: (14 Ratings)

Submitted 4/3/2019 by OPH

It was so sad

A story of survival
Submitted 4/2/2019 by booksandbirds

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

In this book, Beniamino, a nine year-old boy, travels to America from Naples, Italy, leaving his family behind. I really enjoyed reading this book, notably because of the Italian proverbs and their translations, but also because of the the solidarity that binds the Napoletano in the novel. I would recommend it to those who enjoy historical fiction.

Really good
Submitted 3/23/2019 by LittleHouse85

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book is really good, except, I wasn't reading it much but that might be because I had 3 other books I was reading.

Friendship is awesome.
Submitted 2/1/2019 by kingfamily

This book is a great book because it has a great beginning, middle, and end. It teaches you a life lesson about friendship and others.

Totally the Best!!!
Submitted 2/1/2019 by gabushbush

I loved this book!

Submitted 11/3/2017 by londongirl

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was amazing. I have never read a book so good

Great Book!
Submitted 3/9/2017 by angelicagold

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about the importance of friends and family. The book taught me about the life of Jews in Napoli in the late 1800's. It's been one of my favorite books from PJ Our Way Library. This book is full of action and it is a little sad. I recommend this book a lot!

Submitted 3/1/2017 by Sosinml

Thus BOOK Is the best
Submitted 2/5/2017 by londongirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

You will laugh and enjoy this book.
About a Jewish imagrant named donn,creating amazing friends
An amazing business

Submitted 2/5/2017 by londongirl

Good Book
Submitted 1/3/2017 by oriolesfan

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This was really interesting.

soooooo good
Submitted 8/4/2016 by Pink_Cat_100

Thumbs up!

I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This book is really good!
Submitted 7/26/2016 by Iluv2SK8

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

It is a really good book! I would recommend reading it! It is also very exciting. It makes you want to continue the book.

Amazing plot! Fascinating story!
Submitted 6/1/2016 by Design Team

The book, The King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli, was a very interesting book. The reason is, this book had an amazing plot and was a fascinating story about the 1890’s and what children had to do just to survive living in America. I couldn’t put it down, it was so interesting! What amazed me about this book was how a little boy was sent into America alone to survive! The boy’s name was Beniamino before he left to America, but when he got there his name was Dom, changed by the people he met to protect him. Just to show how bad living was in America, Dom spent his first night in America sleeping in a barrel next to a dead dog. Luckily, he made friends along the way, but Dom has to face the decision whether he should go home to Napoli, or stay in America. This book taught me to be extremely thankful for what you have, because you never know how hard other people have it to get you there. It also taught me how many struggles Jews in the late 1800’s had to face just to be Jewish. It was a great book!
Rebecca, 11, Florida

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Donna Jo Napoli
Author of The King of Mulberry Street

"Write a lot. And write all kinds of things: poems, stories, essays, recipes, e-mails, letters, journals, anything. The more you write, the better you'll get at it."

Donna Jo is a children’s book author and a linguist (someone who studies and learns languages). She loves baking bread, gardening, and caring for animals. Over the years, she has opened her home to dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits. Donna Jo has traveled to Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, and China. Her books have been translated into many languages including, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Chinese, Italian, and Korean!

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