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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. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Lack if patience. Oh, and lack of tact.

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."

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. The ability to love deeply and fiercely.

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

A. Intelligence, humor, compassion.

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