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. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Jamie Over the Water, The Hiring Fair, Come All Ye Virginia Gals, Lay Lady Lay,

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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chocolate cake.

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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