Jane Yolen: On the Slant


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Jane Yolen, who is known as the Hans Christian Andersen of America, is the author of over 325 books, from picture books to poetry to nonfiction to fantasy novels to historical novels, including How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Waking Dragons, and Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs. She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature.

Jane Yolen’s books and stories have won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work.

Author of Briar Rose, Commander Toad, The Devil’s Arithmetic, Owl Moon,  A Letter from Phoenix Farm