Yolen, Jane.

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Dates:
Birth 1939-02-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American author and editor of children's and young adult books.

From the description of Ring of earth : a child's book of seasons : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437983

From the description of Dragon night and other lullabies : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437973

From the description of The wizard of Washington Square : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490461

From the description of The boy who spoke chimp : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490451

From the description of The gift of Sarah Barker : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437975

From the description of Jane Yolen's Mother Goose songbook : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437979

From the description of The sultan's perfect tree : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437988

From the description of Hobo Toad and the motorcycle gang : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424796

From the description of Spider Jane on the move : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437986

From the description of Greyling : a picture story from the Islands of Shetland : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437977

From the description of The witch who wasn't : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424802

From the description of The bird of time : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424793

From the description of Mice on ice : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437981

From the description of The simple prince : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490460

From the description of The robot and Rebecca : the mystery of the code-carrying kids : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490459

From the description of The adventures of Eeka Mouse : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490450

From the description of The acorn quest : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437969

From the description of Here there be dragons : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490455

From the description of Milkweed days : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490457

From the description of Dragon's blood : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424794

From the description of Dragons & dreams : a collection of new fantasy and science fiction stories : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437974

From the description of Commander Toad in space : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437970

From the description of The minstrel and the mountain : a tale of peace : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424799

From the description of Sleeping ugly : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424801

From the description of Commander Toad and the intergalactic spy : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437971

From the description of Children of the wolf : a novel : production material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82446998

From the description of Owl moon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686220

From the description of Zoo 2000 : twelve stories of science fiction and fantasy beasts : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686225

From the description of Spider Jane : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686222

From the description of Dragonfield and other stories : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686217

From the description of Friend : the story of George Fox and the Quakers : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686218

From the description of The stone Silenus : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686223

From the description of Dove Isabeau : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686215

From the description of Werewolves : a collection of original stories : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686224

From the description of The magic three of Solatia : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686219

From the description of The seeing stick : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686221

From the description of Brothers of the wind : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686214

From the description of Children of the wolf : a novel : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402734

From the description of Isabel's Noel : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402736

From the description of The boy who had wings : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402733

From the description of The giants' farm : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402735

From the description of Spaceships & spells : a collection of new fantasy and science-fiction stories : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402738

From the description of The wizard islands : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402740

From the description of Dinosaur dances : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490453

American author and editor of chldren's and young adult books.

From the description of All in the woodland early : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62686212

American author and editor of chidlren's and young adult books.

From the description of See this little line? : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424800

American author and editor of children's and young adult books,

From the description of Gwinellen : the princess who could not sleep : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490454

American author and editor of children's books.

From the description of The emperor and the kite : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424795

American author and editor of children's and young adult books; Kerlan Award winner, 1988, Caldecott Award, 1988 & Caldecott Honor, 1968.

From the description of Papers, 1963-1993. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490449

American author and editor of chlidren's and young adult books.

From the description of The little spotted fish : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490456

Jane Yolen received a B.A. from Smith College and an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts. The acclaimed author of over 170 books, Yolen won the Caldecott Medal in 1988 for Owl Moon and has been awarded the Catholic Library Association's 1992 Regina Medal for her children's literature and the University of Minnesota's Kerlan Award for her overall body of work. Yolen is also a professional storyteller, a songwriter and a popular lecturer.

From the description of Jane Yolen Papers 1995-1997. (General Conference Mennonite Church). WorldCat record id: 58431440

Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She graduated from Smith College in 1960, and received her M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1976. After college she worked for several magazines and publishers as editor, and in 1963 published her first book for children, Pirates in Petticoats .

Throughout her long career she has written over 300 books for children and young adults including pictures books, novels, short stories, verse and plays, as well as editing fantasy and science fiction short story collections. While best known for her fairy tales and fantasy, Jane Yolen is equally at home writing fiction with a contemporary setting and non-fiction, some of the latter drawing on her interest in her Jewish-Quaker beliefs, love of New England and its history, and her interest in the natural world.

All of her books are noted for their "craftsmanship" and her beautifully realized interplay of language and story is particularly evident in her fairy tale picture books such as The Emperor and the Kite, The Sultan's Perfect Tree, and Dove Isabeau . This same ability to create entrancing images through language is also found in her young adult stories such as The Magic Three of Solatia . All of these books like the best of traditional fairy tales convey subtle messages about life's pleasures and harsh realities and the existence of both "gentle" and "rough" magic. Jane Yolen also writes science fiction stories, many with a humorous, parodying style such as her "Commander Toad" books that poke fun at many "Star Wars" characters and cliches. Some of her more recent works for young adults have dealt with provocative topics such as the Holocaust in The Devil's Arithmetic and religious responsibilities and belief versus personal feelings and the "World" in The Gift of Sarah Barker, a story of two young people in a Shaker community.

Jane Yolen has received many awards and citations for her work as an author, including the 1988 Kerlan Award; the Nebula Awards for "Sister Emily's Lightship" (1997) and "Lost Girls" (1998); The Golden Kite award for The Girl Who Cried Flowers and Other Tales (1974), The Transfigured Heart (Honor Book, 1975), and Moon Ribbon and Other Tales (Honor Book, 1976); the Christopher Medal for The Seeing Stick (1977) and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (2000); and the Caldecott Award for The Emperor and the Kite (Honor Book, 1968) and Owl Moon (1988).

From the guide to the Jane Yolen Papers, 1962-2013, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Stories in rhyme
  • Owls--Fiction
  • Mice--Juvenile fiction
  • Toads--Fiction
  • Cats--Juvenile fiction
  • Conduct of life--Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Dragons--Fiction
  • Seasons--Juvenile poetry
  • Werewolves--Fiction
  • Animals--Juvenile fiction
  • Chimpanzees--Fiction
  • Lullabies, English
  • Robots--Fiction
  • Alphabet books
  • Dinosaurs--Poetry
  • Toads--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature, American
  • Santa Claus--Fiction
  • Summer--Juvenile fiction
  • Literature--Collections
  • Farm life--Juvenile fiction
  • Mother Goose--Juvenile literature
  • Magic--Fiction
  • Singing games
  • Witches--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Sleep--Juvenile poetry
  • Society of Friends--Biography
  • Christmas stories
  • Animals--Juvenile poetry
  • Seasons--Poetry
  • Skating--Juvenile fiction
  • Dragons--Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship--Juvenile fiction
  • Blind--Juvenile fiction
  • Horses--Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Islands--Juvenile literature
  • Songs
  • Mice--Fiction
  • Alphabet
  • Witches--Fiction
  • Feral children--Juvenile fiction
  • Cats--Fiction
  • Magic--Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship--Fiction
  • Survival--Fiction
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Humorous poetry
  • Flies--Fiction
  • Giants--Juvenile fiction
  • Milkweeds--Fiction
  • Lullabies
  • Horses--Juvenile fiction
  • Fathers and daughters--Juvenile fiction
  • Short stories
  • Children's Literature Festival
  • Islands
  • Singing games--Juvenile literature
  • Summer--Fiction
  • Skating--Fiction
  • Truck driving--Fiction
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Robots--Juvenile fiction
  • Animals--Poetry
  • Sleep--Poetry
  • Horror stories
  • Death--Juvenile fiction
  • Fathers and daughters--Fiction
  • Poets--Fiction
  • American poetry
  • Society of Friends--Biography--Juvenile literature
  • Children's songs--Juvenile literature
  • Dragons--Literary collections
  • Chimpanzees--Juvenile fiction
  • Feral children--Fiction
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Giants--Fiction
  • Blind--Fiction
  • Horror tales, American
  • Spiders--Fiction
  • Natural disasters--Fiction
  • Time--Fiction
  • Farm life--Fiction
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Dinosaurs--Juvenile poetry
  • Kites--Fiction
  • Owls--Juvenile fiction
  • Christmas--Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Spiders--Juvenile fiction
  • Seals (Animals)--Fiction
  • Kidnapping--Fiction
  • Fantasy--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature, American--20th century
  • Monsters--Fiction
  • Death--Fiction
  • Animals--Fiction
  • Conduct of life--Juvenile fiction
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Perfection--Fiction
  • Werewolves--Juvenile fiction
  • Folklore

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  • United States (as recorded)