The King of Mulberry Street In 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 th

  • Title: The King of Mulberry Street
  • Author: Donna Jo Napoli
  • ISBN: 9780385746533
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, fascinIn 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.

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    1. I'm currently reading this to my children since I wanted something a bit more non-fiction-ish for them (and historical fiction is the best I could come up with). So far it's been an engaging story that my kids are really into. We're learning a lot about Jewish culture (the protagonist is a young Jewish boy) and about immigrants in America. We just finished a few chapters on Ellis Island and reading them gave us a chance to talk about the procedures that new arrivals went through as they entered [...]

    2. I chose this book because the New York immigrant experience, especially late 19th into early 20th century. I don't know if this is because of how much I loved An American Tail and Annie when I was little, or because there is some resonance in my genes. That photo from the cover, the Jacob Riis picture of the boys in the alley, I used to stare at in my history textbook, probably in about 6th grade or so. Then in 7th grade I met A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which felt like it had been written about m [...]

    3. I loved this book. Very descriptive, I couldn't put it down. It follows the story of a nine year old Italian Jew to Manhatten, where he is alone and trying to survive on his own and not get owned by a padrone. Hardly any bad language, but graphic. His mother in Italy can be thought of as cruel or desperate, depending on how you think about it. I believe she really thought he would have a better life in America. This was based on a true story, and she really described the type of thinking in New [...]

    4. I choose this book because it looked like a good book but when I previewed it, it sounded like a war book in some was and I love war but it is not about war at all. Historyicul fiction. A whos mom wants him to go to the U.S.A and he does and ends up by himself sleeping in a back ally in a barel. The main character is a sweet little boy who lives by himself and trys hes best to find food for himself and ends up getting beat up a lot for no reason. ones he meats his frined Guoto they become good f [...]

    5. Read this today as it is the book for One Book One Community and the event is this coming Tuesday. Penn Highlands puts on an extraordinary program for 1200 local grade school kids based on a book that they all read before coming to the event. This was a great story to incorporate into the school year and as always, the committee does a fantastic job choosing the book and sharing the story through stations set up throughout the college. If you have kids in grade school, have them read the book. L [...]

    6. ****SPOILER ALERT****the book itself is very well written and interesting. The part when we found out tin pan ally's name-he was a different person. He danced and was happier. But that maybe could also be because he ran away from his padrone. But when he dies-it felt like the book had no meaning because he was are main character if we think about it-he taught us lessons. But overall the book was amazing!! One of my favorites.

    7. In my opinion, there should be a new genre added to the list, called "street kids" or "homeless children". It would be a sub-genre to others, such as memoirs and true life experience, for example, Justin Reed Early's Street Child: A Memoir which I've downloaded and plan to read next, Fr. Joe Maier's Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse, whom I had the privilege of working with in Bangkok; science fiction/cyberpunk, such as my own Pepe; or current or historical fiction, such as Charles Dickens' [...]

    8. The book was quite good, I wouldn't read it again though. The story was repeating quite a lot. Made it get boring fairly quickly.

    9. This book is very sad. Towards the end it gets very violent. So in conclusion sad + violent doesn't equal a good read.

    10. Napoli wrote a thrilling story through the eyes of a cunning, driven, brave and upright 9 year old to commemorate her grandfather's passage from Naples, Italy to Manhattan. Beniamino, later known as Dom, is expected to earn a name for himself in America after his mother sends him on his solo journey. He is expected to survive by learning street life as an orphaned immigrant, and ultimately gains street smarts, while still remaining true to his family's roots, teachings and proverbs. Readers witn [...]

    11. gripping and heartwarming at the same time, the book provides a terrifying look at life in 1890s New York, but at the same time painted a picture of hope and happiness. Doms mother could be seen as cruel or desperate, but that's where the book excels. I major plot twist near the end was out of the blue, but provided a realistic view of New York. A great read if you enjoy historical fiction or even realistic fiction,

    12. Donna Jo Napoli has done it again with her novel, "The King of Mulberry Street." Napoli wrote a thrilling story about the journey of young Beniamino, Dom as his, “gangster” friends know him. Dom, a young 9 year old Italian immigrant discovered his role in the city of New York in the late 1800s. Before Dom left his mark in New York, he made marks in his hometown of Naples. His mother sought opportunity for the family by putting young Dom on a boat as a stowaway to gain extra money for the lar [...]

    13. In 1892, life was bleak, people were poor, and struggled every day to survive. At just 9 years-old, Dom was living in Italy with his familya family who adored him, cared for him, and wanted only the best for him. His mother was his world. But, for whatever reason, Dom's mother thought it best he be sent to America, where life was better. She could only afford passage for one. And so, Dom finds himself alone in New York, trying to survive. He survives by the skin of his nose, using the wisdom and [...]

    14. Rafael Santos7/25/2008Donna Jo Napoli The King of Mulberry Street Dona Jo Napoli’s Story of “The King of Mulberry Street” is a very attention grabbing novel, which forces the reader to read straight through. This is the type of novel that causes your pulse to race, and keeps you glued to the book waiting to see what will happen next. Nine year old Benjamino’s finds his passage in to America on a ship that carries away from the securities of a poor but close extended family and their epig [...]

    15. Lexile Level: 560Pages: 256Summary: When nine-year-old Dom’s mother smuggles him aboard a ship bound for America, he expects to find her hiding elsewhere on the ship. When she doesn't appear, he sets about following her instructions to survive: watch, learn, get an education, and become successful. In 1890s New York, a padrone was necessary for most Italian boys on their own, but Dom’s mother didn't want him to be anyone's slave. Through intelligence, a willingness to work, and a clear under [...]

    16. I read this book because it was assigned reading for a 6th Grade English class that I have been asked to cover for the next 3 and 1/2 weeks. I have to admit that it's not a book I would have pulled off the shelf on my own. All I can say is that I'm glad I crossed paths with this novel. I am already a fan of historical fiction and Donna Jo Napoli, so I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got this book in my hands. It tells the amazing voyage of 9 year old "Dom" as he makes his way across the [...]

    17. I personally thought this book was beautiful. The book follows Beniamino/Dom, a nine year old boy who was sent to America from Napoli, Italy for the good life in the late 1800's. The book covers all aspects of the immigration process at the time, from Ellis Island to the padrones problem. Since it was children's there I didn't expect a lot of depth, but I was wrong. The characters were so three-dimensional. Gaetano was by far my favorite. I loved the way we could see the 'immigrant ego' through [...]

    18. I don't get why everyone seems to like this book is it just that I'm not a sophisticated reader?the mother is a prostitute and its not like its alluded to she does it twice in the book (1) to get his shoes (2) to have a sailor let her son sneak on a ship heading towards america( and doesn't even say goodbye half of the trip he's wandering around the boat looking for her).goes to america the only reason that he's not handed over to a padrone is because of his shoesves on the streets .Befriends a [...]

    19. This book is about a boy and his mother leaves him on a cargo ship going to America from Italy. This is in the 1892.When he gets to NYC he is lost but finds his way to mulberry street, and for a couple of nights he sleeps in a barrel. Then after a while he meets a boy who is also an orphan and they become friends they slowly start to make a large profit off selling sandwiches to office workers. after awhile they make enough money to rent a tenement.I would recommend this book to someone who like [...]

    20. Nine-year-old Beniamino loves his over-crowded, poor but happy life. He knows his mother has trouble because she is an unmarried mother and he has no known father. He realizes the extent of the situation when his mother sneaks him onto a cargo ship to America, by himself. When he reaches America he tries everything he can think of to get back to Napoli, Italy.He eventually realizes that he will need a ticket to get back on a ship. He starts a small business by purchasing a large sandwich, cuttin [...]

    21. King of Mulberry street is good, but not top of the food chain, December 25, 2007 What would you do if you were stranded in a country where you didn't speak the language or know anyone? Well the King of Mulberry street is about an opportunistic kid who faces these as well as many challenges. This book was a good story but didn't really have too much suspense or action in it. I didn't have trouble putting it down but wouldn't rate is as poorly written. I can see how it could get young adult reade [...]

    22. "The King of Mulberry Street" is about a 9 year old boy named Dom. He was a stowaway from Napoli going to New York City. The minute he arrived at the city he needed to find a place to stay. He found a street full of kids like him. Dom made friends living on the street and they try to raise enough money to send Dom back to Napoli.In my opinion, I think this book has an amazing story to tell. The author did an excellent job recreating New York City during 1892. I read this book in two sitting beca [...]

    23. This was a very interesting book about how life may have been for immigrants coming to America. A young boy gets stowed away on a cargo ship by his mother. He thinks that she is somewhere on the ship going with him to America. When he arrives he can't find her and believes that her not being there must have been a mistake. He is determined to go back to Italy the first chance he gets. He ends up sleeping in a barrell. He makes a couple of friends and they end up setting up a sandwhich selling bu [...]

    24. I loved this book. It is a juvenile fiction book, but I enjoyed it as an adult. I have wondered as I have looked at census records and ship records, how young children came over to America without their parents. This was a great historical fiction read, that takes place in late 1800s NYC. It follows a 9 year old Italian Jew, whose mother paid for his passage on a cargo ship, and sent him off to America on his own. How did these children make it? The importance of learning English. Honesty, integ [...]

    25. This story is based loosely (very loosely) on Donna Jo Napoli's grandfather(s), and consequently, it seems like that connection has made her put on rose-colored glasses. The protagonist’s voice doesn't sound authentic to me. He has no flaws, other than being ignorant of American ways and the English language, which do not make for very interesting flaws. It feels like she has romanticized her characters, based on her “relation” to them. Still, it was an enjoyable read, and I was cheering f [...]

    26. Nine year old Benjamino, a poor boy in 1892 Italy, is put on a ship by his mother and sent to America, not knowing his mother couldn't afford a second ticket for her. He arrives in New York City and struggles to survive, getting robbed by thugs and living in garbage cans in the slums. Gradually he adapts to his new life as he falls in with other street kids and develops a business selling sandwiches, trying to raise enough money to send for his mom. A really interesting adventure story about a l [...]

    27. I usually find Napoli depressing, but I liked this well written, well researched historical fiction novel based on her paternal grandfather who immigrated from Italy. Yes, it was somewhat depressing but overall it was upbeat and optimistic. The idea of a nine year old earning his fortune by selling sandwiches reminded me of the Creepy Crawler Plastigoop set I got for Christmas one year. My brother, Norm, turned it into a business selling Creep Crawlers at school :) Capitalism at its finest! At l [...]

    28. This was my favorite Napoli book, hands down. I loved the fact that she built on her own history and expanded it with appropriate historical license. The narrator's voice and perspective seemed appropriate for his age and situation. It also, in my opinion, is a relatively unique perspective through a compelling, well-written narrative. The ending felt just a bit rushed though. Now that I think about itny of Napoli's books end with just such a rushed feeling. It leaves the idea that all the strin [...]

    29. A fictional story based on a true story about a nine year old boy from Napoli, Italy whose mother ships him off to America to make a better life for himself. We learn what was like to sail so far from home at such a young age all alone and what is was like for an immigrant to enter America through Ellis Island and find his way in a new world. And this new/old world was not like it is today. I found myself intrigued by the ingeniousness of the boy and his friends as they discover ways to survive [...]

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