The King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo NapoliThe King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli

The King of Mulberry Street

byDonna Jo Napoli

Paperback | July 10, 2007

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In 1892, nine-year-old Dom’s mother puts him on a ship leaving Italy, bound for America. He is a stowaway, traveling alone and with nothing of value except for a new pair of shoes from his mother. In the turbulent world of homeless children in Manhattan’s Five Points, Dom learns street smarts, and not only survives, but thrives by starting his own business. A vivid, fascinating story of an exceptional boy, based in part on the author’s grandfather.
Donna Jo Napoli is the author of many distinguished books for young readers, among them Daughter of Venice, Crazy Jack, The Magic Circle, Zel, Sirena, and Stones in Water. She has a B.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in Romance linguistics from Harvard University and has taught widely at major universities in America and abroad. She lives...
Title:The King of Mulberry StreetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.9 × 5.19 × 0.58 inPublished:July 10, 2007Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553494163

ISBN - 13:9780553494167

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a descriptive example of old New York 4.5 stars. I just loved this book. It gave such a descriptive idea of what New York was like in the 1800s and the lives of the immigrant communities there. The fact that it was reminiscent of the author's own grandfather was so interesting. The stories of our ancestors can tell us so much about ourselves. Great, scrappy protagonist.
Date published: 2016-12-04

Editorial Reviews

"This tale may well offer readers insight into how their own familiesfound their way here."—Publishers Weekly, Starred"History comes to vibrant life for middle grade readers and almost anyone whose ancestors came from foreign lands."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred