( When winter's snow creates a soft blanket of silence, n...)
When winter's snow creates a soft blanket of silence, nothing is more comforting than curling up under a cozy quilt. Whether slumber awaits in a warm bed, a rocking hammock, or a nest of leaves, the feeling of comfort and the infinite world of dreams are universal. This reassuring lullaby will calm any child to sleep, while Brooke Dyer's gentle illustrations show that the little details in everyone's niche truly make a place into a home.
(Designed to help readers experience each holiday during t...)
Designed to help readers experience each holiday during the Jewish calendar year, a collection includes information regarding customs, stories, poems, songs with piano and guitar accompianment, and a play for Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Pesach, Savuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Sabbath.
(Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Pbk) TWELVE IM...)
Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Pbk) TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST (PBK) BY Yolen, Jane ( Author ) Mar-01-2001 TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST (PBK) TWELVE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST (PBK) BY YOLEN, JANE ( AUTHOR ) MAR-01-2001 By Yolen, Jane ( Author )Mar-01-2001 Paperback
(First Edition, 1st Printing)
First Edition, 1st Printing
(Title In This Collection:- Get Well Soon? HOW DO DINOSA...)
Title In This Collection:- Get Well Soon? HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD? Learn Colours and Numbers? Say Good Night? How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Get Well Soon? Brimming with humour and familiar antics, here is a playful peek into the homes of poorly dinosaur children and their parents. Mark Teague uses a variety of perspectives in his full-page pictures of tyrannosaurus rexes, triceratopses and pteranodons. HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD? How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? The popular HOW DO DINOSAURS... series continues with a hilarious look at dinosaurs at dinner time! Learn Colours and Numbers? A nice rhyming story for younger children looking at counting to ten and teaching colours. Say Good Night? A playful peek into the homes of dinosaur babies and their parents at bedtime. ''How does a dinosaur say good night when Papa comes in to turn off the light? Does a dinosaur slam his tail and pout? Does he throw his teddy bear all about?'' How do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Cuddle up and share this feel-good book from the creators of How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
( In this collection of stories and poems about witches, ...)
In this collection of stories and poems about witches, wizards, and warlocks, readers will encounter Baba Yaga, Merlin, the witch from Hansel and Gretel, a Native American shape-shifter, and others. Here There Be Witches is beautifully illustrated by David Wilgus, and each piece is prefaced by an author’s note from the ever-popular Jane Yolen. “An intriguing and entertaining compilation that will appeal to young adolescent readers with an interest in the scary and supernatural.”--Booklist
(Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rura...)
Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.
( A wicked adventure--or deadly…trollble For sixteen-yea...)
A wicked adventure--or deadly…trollble For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity "op." Moira a dairy princess? Get real. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likeness carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. It's a Vanderby State Fair tradition that has been going on for, like, ever. As far as Moira is concerned, the sooner it's over with the butter--er--better. About the same time and not far away, three brothers--members of the sensationally popular teen boy band The Griffsons--are in the middle of a much needed road trip to relax from the pressures of their latest tour. In a flash, however, the kids are suddenly transported to a strange and mystical wilderness where they find themselves in the middle of a deadly tug-of-war struggle between a magical fox named Fossegrim and the monstrous troll Aenmarr of Austraegir. At the heart of the feud is a battle for possession of a mysterious magical fiddle--and an ancient compact between Trollholm and the outer world. Whatever. All Moira cares about is that eleven of her fellow princesses have been enchanted into a slumber and Moira needs to figure out a way to awaken them…and get home. Unfortunately for Moira and the Griffsons, nothing in Trollholm is as it seems. Finding a way out of Trollholm may be a lot more difficult than they think.
(Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook by Jane Yol...)
Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook by Jane Yolen, Heidi E.y. Stemp...
(Featuring seven jewels of the classical ballet tradition,...)
Featuring seven jewels of the classical ballet tradition, this sumptuous collection will enchant young dreamers and dancers alike. Now with a story CD, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. This book includes a brief history of Classical Ballet. * Cultural Diversity: A companion to "The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories" (9781846862182). This book is narrated by popular actress, Juliet Stevenson.
(Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 55 pages Publisher: ...)
Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 55 pages Publisher: Ty Crowell Co; Early printing edition (March 1974) Language: English ISBN-10: 0690002173 ISBN-13: 978-0690002171
(Sharing an unspoken and forbidden love, Sarah and Abel, t...)
Sharing an unspoken and forbidden love, Sarah and Abel, two young members of a Shaker community, begin to question their way of life and that of "The World."
(Largely ignored by her own family, Princess Djeow Seow sp...)
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.
(A lavish introduction to the Sonora desert and its wildli...)
A lavish introduction to the Sonora desert and its wildlife brings readers into the beautiful and mysterious world of speckled road runners, ocelots, green lizards, mountain lions, and coyotes.
( These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brai...)
These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress! From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. Drawing from diverse cultures around the world, renowned author Jane Yolen celebrates the smart, strong, and sassy heroines of legend and lore in a collection that will encourage bravery in every girl.
(Eleven under-the-weather young dinosaurs are featured in ...)
Eleven under-the-weather young dinosaurs are featured in this amusing health-etiquette book, a companion to Yolen and Teague's How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?. Whimpering, littering with dirty tissues, flinging medicine, and tossing covers are presented as questionable at-home activities. At the doctor's office, dragging one's feet, refusing to open one's mouth, screaming, and hiding are all frowned upon. Drinking lots of juice, resting, using a hankie, and taking medicine are positive behaviors. A simple rhyme with many words that beginning readers will recognize moves the text along. Teague's funny, full-color illustrations are dominated by the creatures and lift the lightly didactic to the highly entertaining as human parents care for their dino charges in children's bedrooms filled with toys, clothes, shoes, books, and a nervous cat, or in a doctor's office. As each ailing creature is introduced, readers will look for the name of that species tucked somewhere within the full-page spread. A great addition for dinosaur fans and a reassuring story for young flu and cold victims.
( A wicked adventure--or deadly…trollble For sixteen-yea...)
A wicked adventure--or deadly…trollble For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity "op." Moira a dairy princess? Get real. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likeness carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. It's a Vanderby State Fair tradition that has been going on for, like, ever.As far as Moira is concerned, the sooner it's over with the butter--er--better. About the same time and not far away, three brothers--members of the sensationally popular teen boy band The Griffsons--are in the middle of a much needed road trip to relax from the pressures of their latest tour. In a flash, however, the kids are suddenly transported to a strange and mystical wilderness where they find themselves in the middle of a deadly tug-of-war struggle between a magical fox named Fossegrim and the monstrous troll Aenmarr of Austraegir. At the heart of the feud is a battle for possession of a mysterious magical fiddle--and an ancient compact between Trollholm and the outer world. Whatever. All Moira cares about is that eleven of her fellow princesses have been enchanted into a slumber and Moira needs to figure out a way to awaken them…and get home. Unfortunately for Moira and the Griffsons, nothing in Trollholm is as it seems. Finding a way out of Trollholm may be a lot more difficult than they think.
(This enchanting treasury of elder tales from around the w...)
This enchanting treasury of elder tales from around the world, collected by the "Aesop of the Twentieth Century" (New York Times), ranges from parables to longer folktales and myths. Jane Yolen, an internationally known author of children's books and editor of Favorite Folktales from Around the World, has compiled stories that will prove you're never too old to meet love, play tricks, teach a lesson, learn from others, and even cheat death.
(A set of two picture books written and illustrated by Bar...)
A set of two picture books written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Caldecott winner for Ox-Cart Man and Chanticleer and the Fox) and Jane Yolen. Titles include Hattie and the Wild Waves and Letting Swift River Go.
( A fun book for parents and children to enjoy and treasu...)
A fun book for parents and children to enjoy and treasure Master storyteller Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple have teamed up to bring the magic of their acclaimed Fairy Tale Feasts to the time-honored and delicious traditions of Jewish storytelling and cuisine. Here you'll find Yolen's dynamic, enchanting retellings of Jewish tales from around the world paired with Stemple's recipes-for everything from challah to matzo brei to pomegranate couscous, tzimmes chicken, and rugelah, in creative versions of classic dishes that any family will delight in cooking together. And Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts is more than collection of stories and recipes: Yolen and Stemple imagine their readers as co-conspirators. Throughout they share fun facts and anecdotes about the creation of the stories and the history of the dishes, designed to encourage future cooks and storytellers to make up their own versions. Readers of all ages will learn about Jewish folktales, culture, and cooking, all the while captivated by the humor and wisdom of these enduring stories (and ready to eat!).
(Sleep Black Bear, Sleep: When winter's snow creates a sof...)
Sleep Black Bear, Sleep: When winter's snow creates a soft blanket of silence, nothing is more comforting than curling up under a cozy quilt. Whether slumber awaits in a warm bed, a rocking hammock, or a nest of leaves, the feeling of comfort and the infinite world of dreams are universal. This reassuring lullaby will calm any child to sleep. Welcome To The Ice House: Lovely book to learn about animals in the Arctic.
(The Books of Great Alta (includes Sister Light, Sister Da...)
The Books of Great Alta (includes Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna) is a fantastical saga. Two books weave a tale of a world that is shifting drastically from a matriarchy to a patriarchy. Told in story, song and pseudo-history, the storyline jumps back and forth from a narrator that clings obsessively to literal historical "fact" to the actual story itself, one that incorporates human difficulties with myth, legend, tale and song. The book is a novel that cunningly pretends to have a grounding in times past, quoting source material, referring to unearthed artifacts and probing the use of the evolution of language, social custom and religion. These are the tales, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon. We learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self, what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs are sung of King Longbow, what tales are whispered of Dark Skada, of the tragic myths and glorious histories that time will make of their lives -- and their deaths.
(Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love...)
Young fans of Star Wars and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad! It's been a long trip, and Commander Toad and the crew of the Star Warts are bored. They've played all the games and watched all the movies and read all the books on the ship. Suddenly the alarm goes off--pirates are coming aboard, led by Commander Salamander, Scourge of the Skies and Goon of the Galaxies. Is the crew going to have to play his favorite game--Hop the Plank?
(A fabulous collection of unicorn stories and poems, with ...)
A fabulous collection of unicorn stories and poems, with both medieval and modern settings, weaves the author's imaginative perspective into traditional unicorn lore about the fabled beast's healing powers and quintessential goodness.
(He was the son of a cobbler-awkward, funny-looking, and p...)
He was the son of a cobbler-awkward, funny-looking, and perhaps a bit crazy. But Hans Christian Andersen went on to become the most beloved children's writer of all time. Here in rich detail that includes quotes from Andersen's own stories, Jane Yolen explores his youth and how his words were inspired by life experiences. His was a childhood that saw the death of his father, an early love for the theater, and the burning passion to become a writer against all odds. Lushly illustrated by Dennis Nolan, The Perfect Wizard is the ideal selec- tion to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Andersen's birth on April 2, 2005.
(Staying at her grandparents' farm until her baby brother ...)
Staying at her grandparents' farm until her baby brother or sister is born, Betsy spends her time caring for three young geese until the time comes for her to return home and for the now grown-up geese to fly south for the winter.
( The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague...)
The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale--a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school. Los dinosaurios preferidos de todos han vuelto y esta vez van a la escuela. Estos alumnos prehistóricos son verdaderamente únicos. Al igual que en los libros anteriores, Yolen y Teague captan la naturaleza traviesa de los chicos con un texto juguetón en rima y unas ilustraciones impresionantes.
(Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemp...)
Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple HarperCollins, 2...
(Enjoy these classic Caldecott/Newbery Award Winners! Wh...)
Enjoy these classic Caldecott/Newbery Award Winners! Where the Wild Things Are: Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper. Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Three bears come home from a bicycling trip through the woods to find a little girl "all nice and cozy and fast asleep" in Baby Bear's bed. Doctor De Soto: A hungry fox with a toothache begs a mouse dentist to relieve his pain in this modern-day fable. Owl Moon: A young child and her father search the moonlit woods for the Great Horned Owl.
(Beautiful Dove Isabeau is transformed into a vicious drag...)
Beautiful Dove Isabeau is transformed into a vicious dragon by her evil stepmother, and when her love, Prince Kemp Owain, releases her, he is turned to stone. Only Dove's love and a surprising magic can bring them together again! Full-color illustrations.
(From one of America's most celebrated writers comes an ex...)
From one of America's most celebrated writers comes an exquisite and heartwrenching novel that no listener will forget. Jane Yolen takes the fairy tale of Briar Rose, the Sleeping Beauty, and tells it anew-set this time against the terrifying backdrop of the Holocaust. Briar Rose is easily Yolen's greatest accomplishment-blend of beautiful myth and dark history.
(Powerhouses Jane Yolen and Floyd Cooper come together to ...)
Powerhouses Jane Yolen and Floyd Cooper come together to tell this heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship. Every evening, old as she is, Miz Berlin walks down the long block, past Mary Louise's house, talking to herself. One day Mary Louise catches up to Miz Berlin and walks with her. She is spellbound by the stories the old woman tells: block-long stories and two-day stories about how she caught crawdaddies the day the sky rained feathers, or about the day the flood rose right to her front door. Now every evening, Mary Louise walks with Miz Berlin, then runs on home, stuffed full of her own stories to tell. "This poignant book conveys through simple words the power of stories to build bridges between two very different people."—Booklist "Yolen is pitch-perfect in her delivery of this tender tale."—Publishers Weekly
(A new cast of brightly colored dinosaurs appears in this ...)
A new cast of brightly colored dinosaurs appears in this charming back-to-school story. The text's easy rhyme and rhythm will be familiar to those who have read other books in this series, and Teague's charismatic and naughty dinosaurs will continue to delight readers with their antics and exuberance. The illustration accompanying "DOES A DINOSAUR YELL?" is sure to elicit smiles as an excited Herrerasaurus leaps out of his chair proudly holding up a newly lost tooth. His teacher looks annoyed, but his classmates all turn toward him with their own gap-toothed grins. The 10 dinosaurs that appear are identified on the endpapers where each is hard at work or play. Stygimoloch using one arm to prop up his raised hand as he blurts out is also likely to draw a smile from veteran teachers. A fun read-aloud for the first day of school.
(Simplified Chinese edition of Owl Moon, the 1988 Caldecot...)
Simplified Chinese edition of Owl Moon, the 1988 Caldecott Medal winner. Simple and lyrical story of a child and his father owling past bed time. The Chinese translation is equally lyrical.
(While a hellish assembly called the Hunt gathers on a roc...)
While a hellish assembly called the Hunt gathers on a rocky heath, two very different boys, who live in the same house nearby and own the same strangely knowing white cat, are destined to become both hunted and hero.
("Our children are growing up without their birthright: th...)
"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.
(Celebrating the three-thousand-year anniversary of the ho...)
Celebrating the three-thousand-year anniversary of the holy city, a historical introduction explains to young readers the religious, political, and personal significance of Jerusalem to millions of people throughout the world.
(In timeless prose, Jane Yolen shares the story of Moses a...)
In timeless prose, Jane Yolen shares the story of Moses as stirringly told in the Dream Works' epic film, "The Prince of Egypt." In the divided land of Egypt some are masters and the rest are slaves, While the queen and her handmaidens bathe in the water gardens, the Hebrews toil under the hot sun, building a great empire. Pharaoh's sons race their chariots through the city, destroying a month's work in a careless minute. And ruling over them all is Pharaoh, a man of dreadful power. Prince Moses is proud to be Pharaoh's son and Rameses' beloved brother. But soon he will discover that his life is a lie. He will learn how a Hebrew slave -- his birth mother -- set him adrift in a basket to save his life. And in this truth, Moses will find his destiny. For God has chosen him to lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt.to freedom.
(Exquisitely rendered duotone pencil drawings complement a...)
Exquisitely rendered duotone pencil drawings complement a collection of short stories, folktales, and poems about angels, including ""Once a Good Man,"" ""Child's Prayer,"" and ""Brother Kenan's Bell.""
(Young King Arthur, troubled by nightmares, doubts he is t...)
Young King Arthur, troubled by nightmares, doubts he is the rightful king of England. One rainy night, the wizard Merlin tells Arthur the story of dueling dragons and a fateful clash between good and evil, which reveals the surprising secret of the boy king's true legacy. Li Ming's arresting oil paintings breathe fire into this magical offering from Jane Yolen."The legend comes alive on a grand scale, the dramatic narrative and well-wrought dialogue heightening the theatrical effect and inviting a fast-paced read-aloud." -- School Library Journal
(Even though he has been king of Britain for four years, A...)
Even though he has been king of Britain for four years, Arthur's position is far from secure. Rulers of the island's many small fiefdoms are still reluctant to admit his sovereignty. And the sorceress Morgause, believing her own sons have as much blood right to rule as Arthur, plots openly against his life. This clever recrafting of the early Arthurian saga is splendidly rendered by multiple award-winning author Jane Yolen.
(Hardcover: 55 pages Publisher: Ty Crowell Co (March 1974...)
Hardcover: 55 pages Publisher: Ty Crowell Co (March 1974) Language: English ISBN-10: 0690002173 ISBN-13: 978-0690002171 ASIN: 0690002165 Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.3 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
(In the Everglades, inches deep and miles wide, mystery ab...)
In the Everglades, inches deep and miles wide, mystery abounds. What may look like a smooth, silent carpet of flowing grass is actually a world teeming with life. Amid tree islands and mangrove roots are animals on the prowl. A tuft-eared bobcat gives an eerie yoooooowl, a raccoon carefully washes his food, an osprey guts a fish, and an alligator waits with shroudlike eyes for a redbelly turtle to swim too close. From creatures that fly to those that crawl, here is the cycle of life in the Everglades, presented in lilting, poetic words and lush, dramatic images. A perfect armchair tour through a surprisingly vast array of wildlife in a swampy strip unlike any other place on earth.
(When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the re...)
When four-year-old Janie's father goes off to war, the rest of the family moves to the grandparents' on the Chesapeake Bay, where Janie learns a secret of the world which helps her understand her father's long absence.
(From feeling better to saying good night, these prehistor...)
From feeling better to saying good night, these prehistoric powerhouses have so much to do!
( Choo-choo! All aboard the animal train! Mrs. Crane is...)
Choo-choo! All aboard the animal train! Mrs. Crane is the engineer, and Master Lion brings up the rear. Porter Seal carries the bags as Conductor Cricket takes the tickets. Lift the flaps to learn about opposites, colors, counting, and more on the animals' railroad tour!
( Hippolyta is a true Amazon princess: Her heart beats fo...)
Hippolyta is a true Amazon princess: Her heart beats for the thrill of the hunt, the rush of her daily battle training, and the abiding community of her fellow female warriors. She would do anything to protect the secure, empowering life the Amazons have built. But when her entire world is threatened, will this thirteen-year-old warrior be able to save it? Thrust into a race with time, fighting against incredible odds and even the gods themselves, Hippolyta will have to do the unthinkable to save the legendary race of female warriors: accept the help and love of a boy. And as she journeys to her nation's mythical homeland of Arimaspa in search of salvation, Hippolyta finally learns what it really means to be an Amazon: finding the courage to face your fears and overcome them in order to change the world. Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris have written yet another compelling and engaging adventure story, this time exploring the secret, mythical world of the Amazons.
("It is the tale of a dragon. It is the tale of a kite. It...)
"It is the tale of a dragon. It is the tale of a kite. It is the tale of a healer and a storyteller...heroic in spite of themselves and because of the dragon. That's what dragons are for, after all, to call forth heroes." So begins "Dragonfield", by celebrated author Jane Yolen. Paired with Milbre Burch's "Metamorphosis" (James Tiptree Jr. Award Semi-Finalist), these two contemporary fairy tales of true love and high adventure will enchant and entertain you.
( What colors do you see in nature - the green of a fern,...)
What colors do you see in nature - the green of a fern, the brown of a desert, the gray of a lifeless tree? Look closer. You'll find more than meets the eye. Is that a white flower, or a star that fell in the forest? Is that an orange sunset, or a piece of fruit that's ripe for eating? Is that a blue sky, or the slate on which a bird writes? In thirteen memorable poems, Jane Yolen takes you on a whimsical journey through Mother Nature's glorious landscape. Using Jason Stemple's dazzling photographs as a backdrop, Ms. Yolen paints her own vivid pictures that are both real and imagined.
( In this unusual counting book, playful poems tell the s...)
In this unusual counting book, playful poems tell the stories of one elk, two birds, three fish—from one through ten and then many—as they go about their day. For an added bonus, numerals, Roman numerals, and words related to the numbers are included in the page design. Jason Stemple's intimate photographs give us a unique look at some common creatures that enjoy the company of others.
(Abandoned in the woods of Medieval England, an eight-year...)
Abandoned in the woods of Medieval England, an eight-year-old boy begins a journey of hardship, danger, and magic that will one day make him the most famous wizard of all time.
( Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible ...)
Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. Over 150 tales are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
( In Here There Be Dragons, dragons appear in every guise...)
In Here There Be Dragons, dragons appear in every guise--ghastly, ghoulish, gentle, gargantuan--always endowed with the author’s ingenious touches. Each piece is introduced with the fascinating, and often revealing, story of its making and is illustrated with the intricate, moody pencil drawings of David Wilgus.
(The beauty of the seasons is shown through the eyes of na...)
The beauty of the seasons is shown through the eyes of nature. The circle of seasons is presented in a poetic way--deeply rooted to the earth and connected to nature.
( When one of America's best-loved, bestselling authors ...)
When one of America's best-loved, bestselling authors faces a life-altering crisis, she responds by creating a remarkable sequence of poems that offers hope and reassurance to others seeking comfort. Jane Yolen has spent her life giving enjoyment to millions of readers with her award-winning books and poems. But when her husband was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor in his skull, she began to write to find solace. For the forty-three days that David underwent radiation treatment, Jane spent each night pouring her emotions into a sonnet. It was the only part of the day over which she felt she had any control. When Jane read some of those poems on NPR's All Things Considered, there was an immediate outpouring of support and a clamoring for her work from cancer patients, those who treat and care for them, and those listeners simply moved by her words. The Radiation Sonnets is for them. The poems reflect not only what happened on a particular day--the naps and nausea, visits from family and friends, Jane's struggle to get food into her weakened husband--but also tell a larger story: of her deep love for her husband, her ambivalence about medical technology, her joy in small victories, her acknowledgment of life's utter precariousness, her humor in the face of fear, and her refusal to give up hope. For caregivers and survivors alike, for anyone whose life has been touched by illness, The Radiation Sonnets is a triumphant celebration of the human spirit.
(Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-ga...)
Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-gaggle goes her tail and whoosh! go her wings. So begins the day for Dimity Duck, a day full of brushing feathers and lots of seek-and-hide playtime with her friend, Frumity Frog. Waddling, dawdling, paddling and splashing, the two wriggle and giggle until Dimity tires and droop goes her tail.Then Dimity Duck waddles and toddles off to bed. World-renowned author Jane Yolen and Sebastien Braun have created a delightful new character full of childlike curiosity and adorable whimsy. Young readers will have an instant favorite friend in Dimity Duck.
(When her father, Robert the Bruce, becomes King of Scotla...)
When her father, Robert the Bruce, becomes King of Scotland, Marjorie Bruce becomes a princess. But Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England, has set his sights on Robert and his family. Marjorie is captured and imprisoned in a wooden cage in the center of a town square, exposed to wind, rain, the taunts of the townspeople, and the scorn of Longshanks himself. Marjorie knows that despite her suffering and pain, she is the daughter of noble Robert the Bruce&150and she will make her father, and her country, proud. For a true princess is a princess, whether in a castle or in a cage.
( Piggins the butler solves the mysterious disappearance ...)
Piggins the butler solves the mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Reynard’s diamond lavaliere with the help of a delightful set of characters. “One of a kind--and sure to provide a great deal of fun for many readers and listeners.”--School Library Journal
(According to certain tales, faeries leave the underworld ...)
According to certain tales, faeries leave the underworld once a year to join in a faerie ring beneath the moonlight. On this magical night, a faerie boy meets a child of the earth and the two become friends forever. Luminous full-color paintings by award-winning artist Jane Dyer add to the magic.
( In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, anc...)
In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon. And we learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self: what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs are sung of King Longbow, what tales are whispered of Dark Skada. Of the tragic myths and glorious histories that time will make of their lives--and their deaths.
(Set of two dinosaur picture books by Jane Yolen and Mark ...)
Set of two dinosaur picture books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. Titles include How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? ~ How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
(Combining authentic language, period detail, and passages...)
Combining authentic language, period detail, and passages of tribal legend, Yolen tells the story of the day three horses arrive in Blackfeet territory. To a people who have never before seen them, these horses seem like mysterious large dogs sent from the Blackfeet creator-god. An ALA Notable Book. Full color.
( In pond, river, and ocean, as a solid, liquid, or gas, ...)
In pond, river, and ocean, as a solid, liquid, or gas, water is everywhere. But what does it evoke? What emotions are brought forth when we hear the crash of surf, see the rush of a stream, or feel the tickle of soap bubbles on our skin? In thoughtful poems, renowned author Jane Yolen takes a fresh look at water in all its forms, using photographer Jason Stemple's breathtaking pictures as inspiration. Waterfalls, steams, lakes, ocean waves, even bath water take on new meaning as poet and photographer examine these liquid landscapes through careful words and a camera's lens.
(When Scotland calls on all its able-bodied clans to join ...)
When Scotland calls on all its able-bodied clans to join Prince Charlie in the march against England's tyranny, young Duncan McDonald is as ready as anyone to fight. He's grown up on Granda's stories of glory in battle, and his heart is stirred by what he knows of the young prince. But when he and his cousin Ewan run away to join the great battle at Culloden, they find themselves caught in a nightmare: not the glorious field of heroes they expected. As much as he loves his country and his prince, Duncan has to ask himself: Can anything good really come of Culloden? Following their much-acclaimed The Queen's Own Fool and Girl in a Cage, Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris have crafted their most chilling and affecting story yet.
( This is the legendary story of Merlin--from his abandon...)
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.
( Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land ...)
Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardry--old folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones without magic are American twins Jennifer and Peter, and they're the ones who need it most.
( A FUN BOOK FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO ENJOY AND TREASU...)
A FUN BOOK FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO ENJOY AND TREASURE < The fairy tales and folklore of China - like stories told throughout the ages everywhere - bring the fantastic world of ghosts and demons into our everyday lives. So it is not surprising that food makes an appearance here - each story is followed by a simple recipe. Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts is a creative book which folds fairy tales into a cookbook of kid-friendly recipes. Most of the thirteen fairy tales included in the book have been adapted and retold from original sources by master storyteller, Paul Yee - a few are original to this text, but remain true to the spirit of the collection. They are accompanied by an introduction by Jane Yolen, one of our most celebrated folklorists. The splendid illustrations by Shaoli Wang bring the collection to life.
(In this third Piggins mystery, the Reynard household is a...)
In this third Piggins mystery, the Reynard household is astir with preparations for the royal wedding. In the excitement the ring disappears, thus creating a mad race against time while the wedding guests anxiously wait. Full color.
(Tired of his mischievous antics, the unpredictable, impet...)
Tired of his mischievous antics, the unpredictable, impetuous Lou is sent off to military school to learn some discipline, and after many years, he returns, not as a soldier, but rather as the manager of a troupe of Chinese acrobats.
( The adventures of young dragon master Jakkin Stewart ar...)
The adventures of young dragon master Jakkin Stewart are brilliantly chronicled in this epic fantasy--from his apprenticeship in Dragon's Blood, to his breathtaking escape with his beloved Akki in Heart's Blood, and straight through to their harrowing discovery in the third volume, A Sending of Dragons. Revered by devoted fans for more than twenty years, these first three volumes of Jane Yolen's fierce and fiery dragon tales are published together for the first time--in a handsome boxed set that's sure to win over legions of new admirers.
(As the end of the millennium approaches, a religious grou...)
As the end of the millennium approaches, a religious group moves to a mountain top in Massachussetts to await the end of the world. The Believers, sure of salvation, want to be ready to begin God's new order. Armageddon Summer is a gripping chronicle of their vigil, written by two teenage members of the group: Jed and Marina. At first, the Believers are absorbed in joyous preparations. But as the anticipated date approaches, their activities become more ominous. Barbed-wire fencing and guns appear. Living conditions in the camp begin to deteriorate. Drawn together, Jed and Marina struggle with doubts about their strictly regimented lives. In this unforgettable work, two of today's most popular authors of young adult fiction offer a realistic exploration of cult dynamics. The absorbing dual narration traces Jed and Marina's growing friendship as they try to understand the Believers' increasingly militant stance. Kit contents: plastic kit casing, paperback book, audio CDs.
( The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague...)
The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague are back with another dinosaur tale--a fourth full-length picture book about how dinosaurs behave at school. Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. More fun dinosaur antics await. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own! As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures.
(Enjoy these classic children's stories! The Biggest Bea...)
Enjoy these classic children's stories! The Biggest Bear: Johnny hunts for the biggest bear in the forest, but comes home with a little bear...that grows and grows and grows. How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?: From enormous sneezes to gigantic wails, the outrageous antics of these mischievous ailing dinosaurs will strike a chord and bring a smile to any child or grown-up who has ever sniffed, snuffled, coughed, or ached. The Pig's Wedding: Nothing can spoil the guests' good time at the wedding of Porker and Curlytail...not even rain. Possum Magic: An Australian possum named Hush used to think that the magic made by Grandma Poss to make her invisible was fun, until one day, Hush wants to know what she looks like. Tour Australia with these two charming possums as they sample the food that will one day make Hush's wish come true.
( Following the success of the original Piggins, this tim...)
Following the success of the original Piggins, this time the proper butler sets out on a search for the whereabouts of a kit fox named Rexy. “There’s plenty of humor here for children and their adult readers. . . . No one will get bored with Piggins.”--Booklist
(As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-ol...)
As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display.
( From China to Burma, Afghanistan to America, this colle...)
From China to Burma, Afghanistan to America, this collection of fourteen familiar and little-known stories tells the tales of sons, brothers, kings, and trolls--men and boys united by a common heroism that comes from strength of character, wisdom, and compassion. These stories show that brains trump brawn every time. Renowned storyteller Jane Yolen has created an exciting companion book to her Book Sense 76 Pick Not One Damsel in Distress. An inspired collection of dramatic tales, Mightier Than the Sword will inspire boys and girls alike.
("A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while prov...)
"A funny space adventure that spoofs Star Wars while providing an easy-to-read story." —Booklist Brave Commander Toad and the crew of the spaceship Star Warts have a mission: they must go where no spaceship has gone before and bring a little bit of earth out to the alien stars. But when they try to land their sky skimmer on the planet made of water, a terrible sound rises from the waves. Deep Wader is not pleased at being disturbed. "This planet belongs to me," he roars. It looks as though the crew of the Star Warts might become the monster's lunch. Fans of DK Readers: LEGO Star Wars, Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda, and silliness will toad-ally love Commander Toad!
(With buoyant illustrations and subtle humor, these books ...)
With buoyant illustrations and subtle humor, these books share messages about behavior and manners in a fun and reassuring way.
(Whirr. Whirr. Clunkety-clank Here comes Baba Yaga! Flyin...)
Whirr. Whirr. Clunkety-clank Here comes Baba Yaga! Flying her mortar and pestle, the witch with the long iron nose scours the countryside for plump young children to eat. But will she be a match for the fiesty little girl she hopes to throw into her soup? New York Times best-selling author Jane Yolen has created a clever, original story based on hundreds of traditional Russian folktales about the famed scary old witch. Vladimir Vagin's remarkably detailed borders and intricate scenes will give readers chills and laughs as they read this witty tale.
(A holy place for three religions, Judaism, Christianity, ...)
A holy place for three religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jerusalem has long been the most beloved and sought-after city in the world. Here, in stirring poetry and evocative paintings, images from all three faiths are presented in an inspiring tribute to the enduring strength of the human spirit.
( Two sailors were keeping watch alone when the governor'...)
Two sailors were keeping watch alone when the governor's men stormed aboard the Vanity. Those two--the legend-inspiring pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade--fought bravely but called in vain for their shipmates, who sported and drank below deck. Jane Yolen's stirring ballad immortalizes these two daring women and offers readers an intriguing look at life on the high seas.
( Are you a writer longing to rediscover the joy that you...)
Are you a writer longing to rediscover the joy that you once had in the craft (or even find it for the first time)? In this inspiring guide, Jane Yolen, an author who has been called America's Hans Christian Andersen, shows writers how to focus on aspects of the craft that bring them joy. She remarks in the first chapter, "Save the blood and pain for real life, where tourniquets and ibuprofen can have some chance of helping. Do not be afraid to grab hold of the experience with both hands and take joy." Addressing topics all writers struggle with, Yolen discusses the writer's voice, beginnings and endings, dealing with rejection, the technical aspects of writing, and the process of coming up with an ideaand deals with each of them in a way that focuses on the positive and eliminates the negative. As Yolen says, "Be prepared as you write to be surprised by your own writing, surprised by what you find out about yourself and about your world. Be ready for the happy accident." Get ready to take joy in your writing once again.
( World Fantasy Award for Best Novel ALA Best Books for Y...)
World Fantasy Award for Best Novel ALA Best Books for Young Adults Book Two of the Great Alta Saga Jenna was the White Queen. Skada was the Dark Queen. She is bound to Jenna—the other half of Jenna’s self. Drawn out of a mirror by a rite of magic, a “dark sister” is confined to the dark. She vanishes in daylight. It is in this other world the dark sisters wait for moonlight or lamplight to call them forth again. This is their story: of myths turned real, ordinary people turned heroes, a land turned inside out by the coming of White Jenna.
( A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is "heartb...)
A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is "heartbreaking and heartwarming." An American Library Association "100 Best Books for Teens" An American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.
( A boy, his dad, and his dog are out for a drive on a be...)
A boy, his dad, and his dog are out for a drive on a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, a hapless toad is trying to make its way across the very same road. Talk about bad timing. Is there any hope of avoiding toad-al disaster? Maybe. See what a sharp-witted and caring boy can do to save the day. Storyteller Jane Yolen has written a deceptively simple tale that's fun, exciting, and perfect for reading aloud again and again. Illustrator Karen Lee Schmidt has created an irresistible creature--and everyone who meets this toad will root for a happy ending!
(Let yourself be drawn into the fascinating world of dance...)
Let yourself be drawn into the fascinating world of dance with these exciting and accessible tales from the world s most famous ballets, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. This beautiful anthology is the ideal way to introduce youngsters to one of the most intriguing and graceful forms of dance that exists today.
( A rock 'n' roll band to die for…. When fourteen year o...)
A rock 'n' roll band to die for…. When fourteen year old Callie McCallan scores a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of the famous band Brass Rat, she's thrilled. Peter Gringras is so cool. When he plays his flute, it's as if he has some kind of hypnotic power. But there is something strange about him, something Callie can't quite put her finger on. Then, on Halloween night, Callie's little brother Nicky disappears, along with all the other children in town. It's crazy, but Callie thinks she knows where the children have gone--and who took them. To prove it, and to rescue Nicky and the other children, Callie must journey to a mythical world filled with fantastical creatures. A world from which there may be no return….
( Features the Nebula Award-winning novella "Lost Girls."...)
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.
(The farmyard mice are slumbering; beside each bed lies a ...)
The farmyard mice are slumbering; beside each bed lies a tiny costume specially designed for the upcoming Ghost Eve Ball. Meanwhile, the dreaded creepy-crawlies are preparing to attack! Full color.
("Strike Three!" Danny can't ever hit the ball. Once, just...)
"Strike Three!" Danny can't ever hit the ball. Once, just once, he'd like to swing his bat and connect. Then, one night, Danny finds himself floating out his window to play baseball with the All-Stars -- Orion, Dipper, the Gemini twins, Rigel, and the rest. Their opponents -- the Orbits -- are truly intimidating, especially the mean pitcher Moon. Danny's afraid he'll strike out again. But maybe an out-of-this-world game can teach him the secret to becoming the batter of his dreams. A boy finds the confidence he needs in this dramatic fantasy. The poetic text by award-winning author Jane Yolen is both suspenseful and soothing. And imaginative art in every shade of nighttime blue makes "Moon Ball" a deliciously dreamy bedtime book.
(From the earliest days of stories, when hunters told of t...)
From the earliest days of stories, when hunters told of their exploits around the campfire, to the era of kings in castles listening to the storyteller at the royal feast, to the time of TV dinners, stories and eating have been close companions. So it is not unusual that folk stories are often about food: Jack's milk cow traded for beans, Snow White given a poisoned apple, Hansel and Gretel lured by the gingerbread house. Exquisitely illustrated by Philippe Beha, Fairy Tale Feasts is more than collection of stories and recipes. In it, Caldecott-winning author Jane Yolen and her daughter, Heidi Stemple, imagine their readers as co-conspirators, cooks, and tellers of tales themselves.
(Set of 5 paperback books and plush doll. With buoyant ill...)
Set of 5 paperback books and plush doll. With buoyant illustrations and subtle humor, these books share messages about behavior and manners in a fun and reassuring way.
(Poems by two established poets celebrate the presence of ...)
Poems by two established poets celebrate the presence of angels from the Christian and Hebrew traditions, from the angel that appeared to the mystic Jacob Boehme asking for shoes to Gabriel fresh from the Annunciation.
(Let yourself be drawn into the magical world of the dance...)
Let yourself be drawn into the magical world of the dance with this sumptuous anthology. Love, laughter, betrayal, adventure and tragedy intertwine to create stories that will reach deep into the heart and dreams of the reader. The story of "The Sleeping Beauty" will whisk you away to the thorny castle where Princess Aurora awaits her prince; the comedy and confusion of "Copplia" will delight you,
(In this retelling of an old Scottish ballad, a Scottish l...)
In this retelling of an old Scottish ballad, a Scottish lass, on the Halloween after her sixteenth birthday, reclaims her family home which has been held for years by the fairies, and at the same time effects the release of Tam Lin, a human held captive by the Queen of the Fey.
(An award-winning children's author presents an original m...)
An award-winning children's author presents an original magical tale about Curry, a young orphan who cares for the animals in the forest who, in turn, protect her from a scary beast and a wicked sorceress.
( The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague...)
The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague have created another hilarious dinosaur tale about how dinosaurs behave at school. FORMAT: Paperback book & CD NARRATOR: Jane Yolen Everyone's favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they are going to school. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own! As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture children's rambunctious natures with playful verse that is read by the author!
( When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San S...)
When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in golden ornaments than friendship. Years later the boy, now an old man, looks back at the destruction of his people and their culture by the colonizers.
Bachelor, Smith College, 1960. Master of Education, University Massachusetts, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Massachusetts, 2006.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), College Our Lady of Elms, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Smith College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Baypath College.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Keene State College.
Assistant editor, This Week magazine, 1960; member of staff, Saturday Review, 1960; assistant editor, Gold Medal Books, 1961; assistant editor, Rutledge Press, 1961-1963; assistant juvenile editor, A.A. Knopf, Inc., 1963-1965; free-lance writer, since 1965; lecturer department education, Smith College, 1979-1984; editor Jane Yolen books, imprint, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988-1997. Teacher writers conferences Centrum, Cape Cod Writers Conference, Society Children'sBook Writers, U. Massachusetts. Member Massachusetts Council on Arts, 1974.