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

Books by this Author

Once There Was a Story
Wee Rhymes
Waking Dragons
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

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

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

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In Scotland walking about my garden.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Sense of humor.

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