Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is an award-winning author who has written more than 200 books for children, including the bestseller How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and the 1988 Caldecott Medal winner Owl Moon. She is known for her beautiful poetry and has even been called “the Hans Christian Anderson of America” (Newsweek). She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit her at JaneYolen.com.

Books by this Author

Once There Was a Story
Wee Rhymes
Waking Dragons
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Touch magic, pass it on.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Three delightful children, six glorious grandhchildren, a good marriage, and over three hundred published books.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. The ability to love deeply and fiercely.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Waiting to hear from editors.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Emily Dickinson. I would say. . ."Yes, Emily, your poems live. They have gone into the hearts of readers all over the world. We know how you have told all the truth on the slant and taught us how to view the world that never wrote to you."

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