Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl. Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her . . . and so evil begins in innocence.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Used availability for Donna Jo Napoli's Dark Shimmer

Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Shimmer
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-385-74655-5 / 978-0-385-74655-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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September 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dark Shimmer
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-385-90892-X / 978-0-385-90892-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Shimmer
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-553-49418-X / 978-0-553-49418-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Shimmer
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU