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). Jane Yolen lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit her at JaneYolen.com.

Books by this Author

Wee Rhymes
Waking Dragons
Pretty Princess Pig
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Touch magic, pass it on.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A cup of tea by my side, a new idea flowing through my fingers onto the keyboard, a new poem or story or book beginning.

Either that or cuddling with one of my grandlings.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Intelligence, humor, compassion.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. The ability to love deeply and fiercely.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Moby Dick.

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