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Books with author Jane Yolen

  • Welcome to the Green House

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Puffin Books, April 14, 1997)
    A vibrant, lushly illustrated exploration of a rain forest and all its breathtaking wonders.Welcome to the green house, where day and night, the melodic prattle of exotic animals fills the air. The rich hues and tones described in the text explode in each illustration, and with every turn of the page, readers can feel the heat and vibrancy of this tropical paradise."Unlike the plethora of contrived or sentimental books on the subject, this one is simplicity itself -- eloquent and effective". -- Kirkus Reviews*"The next best thing to a guided tour". -- School Library Journal, starred review"A strikingly vibrant package". -- Publishers Weekly
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  • How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? by Jane Yolen

    Jane Yolen

    Board book (Cartwheel Books, March 15, 1750)
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  • The Bagpiper's Ghost: Tartan Magic Book #3

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Magic Carpet Books, Oct. 1, 2003)
    On a midnight visit to a Scottish cemetery, Peter and Jennifer get caught up in a drama three hundred years dead--a tale of two star-crossed lovers and the man who betrayed them. Their bitter ghosts still haunt the graveyard, too angry to leave the world of the living . . . but all too willing to drag Peter and Jennifer into the world of the dead.
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  • Mapping the Bones

    Jane Yolen

    Hardcover (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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  • The Wizard's Map: Tartan Magic, Book One

    Jane Yolen

    language (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 26, 2012)
    Three American children, while visiting relatives in Scotland, come upon exactly what their mother has always said they lack: patience. Only this Patience is an old card game--one that summons sinister magic from the past: an ancient map that when altered, alters the world. And worse still, the children call forth the map’s owner--the wickedest of Scotland’s dark wizards, the bloody-minded Michael Scot. Can the children foil Michael Scot before he gets hold of his map and rewrites the world in his own image? This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE PICTISH CHILD.
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  • Commander Toad and the Dis-asteroid

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Puffin Books, July 16, 1996)
    "A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —BooklistWhen Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts learn that a disaster has struck and asteroid, they race across the galaxy to the rescue. But it's hard to figure out just what is wrong, especially when there is a language barrier between the Star Warts crew and the pigeon inhabitants of the dis-asteroid. A hero is needed, but is even intrepid Commander Toad brave enough to save the day?Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!
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  • An invitation to the butterfly ball: A counting rhyme

    Jane Yolen

    Hardcover (Parents' Magazine Press, Aug. 16, 1976)
    All the invited animals, from one little mouse to ten little porcupines, busily prepare to attend the Butterfly Ball.
  • Young Merlin Trilogy Pa

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 1, 2004)
    This is the legendary story of Merlin--from his abandonment by his parents at the age of eight to the discovery of his powers at twelve. Together, these three novels reimagine the origins of the greatest wizard of all time, giving readers a Merlin at once more human and more magical than any that has appeared before.
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  • Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy

    Jane Yolen

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 27, 1997)
    "A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —Booklist The Star Warts is on a dangerous mission to an intergalactic spy convention, to find Agent 007½. Not only is he Space Fleet's greatest spy and a master of disguise, but he is also Commander Toad's cousin, Tip Toad. It's essential that no other spy see Agent 007½ without his disguise. Will Commander Toad be able to recognize his cousin in time?. Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!
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  • A Plague of Unicorns

    Jane Yolen

    eBook (Zonderkidz, Dec. 23, 2014)
    Young James, an earl’s son, is a bit bothersome and always asking the oddest questions. In despair—the last of James’ tutors having quit—his mother sends him off to be educated at Cranford Abbey. She feels the strict regimen will do him a world of good. But Cranford Abbey has its own problems. It has been falling into disrepair. The newly appointed Abbot Aelian takes it upon himself to save the abbey with the use of his secret weapon: a recipe for golden apple cider passed down in his family for many generations. He believes that by making and selling the cider, the monks will raise necessary funds to restore the abbey to its former glory. Abbot Aelian has everything he needs—almost. One obstacle stands in his way, unicorns that happen to feast specifically on the golden apples. Abbot Aelian and his men must fight off the unicorns to make the cider. He and the monks try to form a battalion to fight off the beasts; next they import heroes to fight for them. But the heroes run off, monks are injured, and a herd of ravenous unicorns continue munching. After no success, the abbot finally calls upon the most unlikely of heroes, one suggested by no other than young James. That hero is small and unprepossessing but possesses the skill to tame the beasts. Though wildly skeptical, Abbot Aelian must risk everything and believe in this recommended stranger or risk the fall of Cranford Abbey.
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  • Children of the Wolf

    Jane Yolen

    language (Open Road Media Teen & Tween, July 2, 2013)
    Inspired by true events, the story of two girls raised by wolvesMohandas lives in the Home, a Christian orphanage in Godamuri, India, close to the jungle. The people of Godamuri beg the orphanage’s director, the Reverend Mr. Welles, to get rid of the ghosts, called manush-bagha, haunting their village. When the Reverend investigates, he discovers that the “ghosts” are really two human girls living with a pack of wolves. Mohandas’s life is altered forever when the Reverend brings the two girls to live at the orphanage. Reverend Welles is sure that with time and attention, the girls will learn to speak and become civilized. But the other children do not like these strange creatures who walk on all fours, refuse to wear clothes, eat raw chicken, and howl at the moon. Only Mohandas is willing to show the wolf-sisters a little kindness. But is kindness enough to make them human? 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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  • Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty

    Jane Yolen

    eBook (Puffin Books, Nov. 8, 2012)
    You think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but the real story is far more spellbinding…Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king’s land and made to do his bidding. When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left—a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse’s story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby and the kingdom.
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