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Books with author Jane Yolen

  • The Emperor and the Kite

    Jane Yolen, Ed Young

    Paperback (Puffin Books, July 20, 1998)
    Largely ignored by her own family, Princess Djeow Seow spends her days playing with a kite made from paper and sticks. But when the Emperor is imprisoned in a high tower, only the Princess can save the day, flying her kite high up into the sky to rescue her father.?A familiar jewel polished to unaccustomed brilliance.? ? Booklist?It is rare to find a book where the beauty of the language and image are so finely meshed as in this tale of loyalty and love.? ? United Press InternationalJane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts and Scotland. Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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  • The Magic Three of Solatia

    Jane Yolen

    eBook (Open Road Media Teen & Tween, July 2, 2013)
    All magic has consequencesLong ago, the seawitch Dread Mary fell in love with a hard-hearted prince and gave him the Magic Three of Solatia: three silver buttons that could fulfill any wish—but at a price. Centuries later, the buttons belong to Sianna of the Song, a button maker’s daughter and heir to all of Dread Mary’s magic secrets. But the cruel King Blaggard of Solatia seeks to wed the lovely Sianna and steal her power. Sianna will need her wits, her magic, and the silver buttons to save herself and Solatia from the evil Blaggard . . . but what will it cost her? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author’s personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.
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  • How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs?

    Jane Yolen

    Hardcover (The Blue Sky Press, Jan. 1, 2010)
    Dogs are a dinosaur's best friend!Anyone who loves dogs will be highly entertained when America’s favorite little dinosaurs learn how to take care of their muddy pups and handsome hounds. From bathing and feeding to walking and tossing balls, riotous fun ensues as youngsters learn patience and gentleness while sharing time with their beloved pets. From the bestselling duo, Yolen and Teague, this is the perfect gift for little dinosaurs (or big ones!) who cherish their dog or will soon have a furry new best friend in the house.
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  • Invitation to the Butterfly Ball, An

    Jane Yolen

    Library Binding (Boyds Mills Press, Aug. 1, 1991)
    Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction
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  • Owl Moon

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Scholastic Paperbacks, Dec. 1, 1989)
    "As expansive as the broad sweep of the great owl's wings and as close and comforting as a small hand held on a wintry night . . . The visual images have a sense of depth and seem to invite readers into this special nighttime world."--School Library Journal, starred review. Full color. 1988 Caldecott Medal Book.
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  • Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Puffin Books, July 16, 1996)
    "A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —Booklist Commander Toad and his crew on the Star Warts come across a black hole while leapfrogging across the galaxy. Something long, pink, and sticky grabs their spaceship and it isn't space gum--it's the tongue of an E. T. T - an Extra Terrestrial Toad! When all else fails, Commander Toad has to resort to a secret weapon from his past to save the ship from toad-al destruction.Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!
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  • Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (August House Publishers, Incorporated, Oct. 2, 2007)
    We must equip our children with story in order to keep them linked with the past and ready for the future. "Our children are growing up without their birthright: the myths, fairy tales, fantasies and folklore that are their proper legacy." The essays in Touch Magic, Jane Yolen's classic call-to-arms advocating the use of fantasy and folklore in children's literature, echo that statement. Yolen argues persuasively that fantasy, folklore, and the realm of story provide children with the necessary tools for facing the world, understanding its ways and capriciousness, indeed, becoming truly human. “I believe that culture begins in the cradle,” she writes. “To do without tales and stories and books is to lose humanity's past, is to have no star map for our future.” August House now offers a richly expanded version of this seminal volume. With six new essays that tender fresh perspectives on the morality of fairy tales, time travel, the definition of story, and, of course, why such themes are essential to the development of today's children, Touch Magic heralds a new millennium of fantasy, myth, and storytelling. “Story is our wall against the dark,” Yolen contends, and as adults, we must equip our children with story in order to keep them linked with the past and ready for the future. Touch magic, and pass it on.
  • Heart's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Volume Two

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Magic Carpet Books, May 1, 2004)
    Jakkin risks everything--his freedom, his dragon, even his life--to rescue his beloved in this stirring sequel to Dragon's Blood.
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  • Mapping the Bones

    Jane Yolen

    eBook (Philomel Books, March 6, 2018)
    From the best-selling and award-winning author of The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen, comes her first Holocaust novel in nearly thirty years. Influenced by Dr. Mengele's sadistic experimentations, this story follows twins as they travel from the Lodz ghetto, to the partisans in the forest, to a horrific concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.It's 1942 in Poland, and the world is coming to pieces. At least that's how it seems to Chaim and Gittel, twins whose lives feel like a fairy tale torn apart, with evil witches, forbidden forests, and dangerous ovens looming on the horizon. But in all darkness there is light, and the twins find it through Chaim's poetry and the love they have for each other. Like the bright flame of a Yahrzeit candle, his words become a beacon of memory so that the children and grandchildren of survivors will never forget the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust.Filled with brutality and despair, this is also a story of poetry and strength, in which a brother and sister lose everything but each other. Nearly thirty years after the publication of her award-winning and bestselling The Devil's Arithmetic and Briar Rose, Yolen once again returns to World War II and captivates her readers with the authenticity and power of her words.Praise for Mapping the Bones:"Jane Yolen's Mapping the Bones is a swift and deadly drama with overtones of dark fable we all wish we could forget. But this book, a shining star held in a trembling palm, requires us to remember." --Gregory Maguire, internationally bestselling author of Wicked"Mapping the Bones is spare and beautiful and haunting. Jane Yolen has created a masterpiece." --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of The War That Saved My Life"Master storyteller Jane Yolen has outdone herself. This is a compelling, important, necessary, and timely book that deserves the widest audience possible." --Lesléa Newman, award-winning author of Still Life with Buddy"In the hands of the superb Jane Yolen, folklore and fact connect in a harrowing testimony to horror and to love. Brutal, relentless, prophetic, and full of truth." --Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity"A compassionate, unflinching, unforgettable Nazi labor camp Hansel & Gretel tale woven by America's finest spinner of Holocaust stories for young readers." --Julie Berry, author of the Printz Honor Book The Passion of Dolssa"[An] expansive, eloquent novel." --Publishers Weekly"Yolen does a superb job of dramatizing the horrors of WWII and the Holocaust, bringing vivid fear and suspense to her captivating story. It makes for altogether memorable and essential reading." --Booklist"[A] breath-taking and heartbreaking look at the horrors of war and the lengths people go to overcome." --Voice of Youth Advocates"Fans of Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic will be engrossed in this story until the last page." --School Library Journal"[A] well-rounded story of a very difficult time that shows the resiliency of these young people." --School Library Connection
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  • Sister Light, Sister Dark: Book One of the Great Alta Saga

    Jane Yolen

    Mass Market Paperback (Tor Books, Sept. 15, 1989)
    The great goddess Alta creates two sister queens to rule the forces of darkness and light on Earth and challenges them to work in harmony as perfect and opposing reflections of one another. Reissue. PW.
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  • Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Stories

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 1, 2001)
    Features the Nebula Award-winning novella "Lost Girls." In these modern myths and tales for the young and the young at hear, Jane Yolen transforms the impossible into the familiar and real. Among the outlandish wonders are an Alice grown tough in Wonderland, a dear--but dead--mother's homecoming, a bridge that longs for a goat-eating troll, and a mutiny among Peter Pan's troops.
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  • Bird Watch

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Puffin, Aug. 30, 1999)
    This picture book takes youngsters on a poetic journey through seventeen different species of birds, teaches them to appreciate the activity of bird-watching, and helps them build a bond with the natural world. Reprint.
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