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.

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Jane Yolen
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Touch magic, pass it on.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Isak Dinesen.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the guitar or piano MUCH better than I am able to.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Moby Dick.

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