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The Gift of Sarah Barker

by Jane Yolen

[From the book cover:] "Sarah Barker has always lived in the Shaker Community. And ever since she was a baby, she has heard about love--brotherly, sisterly, motherly, fatherly--all kinds of love. But what she feels for 16-year-old Abel is something quite different. It's a strange, new feeling--a happiness and excitement she's never felt before. And it happens every time he looks at her, and she looks back into his kind eyes and at his strong, handsome face. And when Abel arranges a secret meeting while the others sleep, Sarah knows he must feel the same way about her."

Girl in a Cage

by Jane Yolen Robert J. Harris

As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year-old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display.

Heart's Blood

by Jane Yolen

Jakkin risks everything--his freedom, his dragon, even his life--to rescue his beloved in this stirring sequel to Dragon's Blood.

Here There Be Angels

by Jane Yolen

From the author's website: Short stories and poems all written by me, having to do with angels. A few--like "Angelica" had been published before. But a number are brand new to the book, like "Fallen Angel," a story about an angel whose wings have been burned up when he falls to the earth and how three children build him new ones. Each story and poem begins with a short introduction about how it came to be written. One of the stories from this, "The Word the Devil Made Up", won the 1997 Storytelling World Award. The book was on the 1997-98 Charlie May Simon Preliminary Reading List. inside the book jacket: The fourth in a series of beautiful gift books by acclaimed master storyteller Jane Yolen, Here There Be Angels is a heavenly collection of celestial musings, stories, and poems. Drawn from the author's uncommon imagination, as well as the legends of cultures around the world, these offerings reveal angels in many guises- from the everyday to the extraordinary, from the traditional to the avant-garde- performing simple miracles and transforming the lives of the people they touch, forever. Exquisitely illustrated by David Wilgus's duotone pencil drawings, each piece is also prefaced by an author's note, illuminating Jane Yolen's thoughts on writing, storytelling, and the angels in our midst. A grand companion to Here There Be Dragons, Here There Be Unicorns, and Here There Be Witches.

Here There Be Dragons

by Jane Yolen

From the author's website: Short stories and poems, all written by me, having to do with dragons. This was the first of the five HERE THERE BE. . .books. Since I'd already written many dragon short stories, I only needed to write one new one--a Chinese dragon story. Included here is "Cockfight," which started the Pit Dragon Trilogy, as well as "Great-Grandfather Dragon's Tale," and "Dragonfield." Each story and poem begins with a short introduction about how it came to be written. And here is what the reviewers have said: "From the mysterious to the humorous, Yolen offers her own distinctive additions to dragon lore in this enjoyable collection of eight short stories and five poems. She introduces each selection with informal comments on its origin and content. Some of the carefully executed pencil drawings, including the jacket, are particularly effective." -- Horn Book "Dragon-lovers and maybe even dinophiles will unite to celebrate Yolen's (the Dragon's Blood trilogy) virtuosic poems and stories about dragons." -- Publisher's Weekly


by Jane Yolen

The story of the young Merlin's coming-of-age continues in this thrilling sequel to Passager. "An enjoyable introduction to Arthurian fantasy."--The Horn Book

Hobby (The Young Merlin Trilogy, Book Two)

by Jane Yolen

Young Merlin dreams a bird, its breast as red as flames - and wakes to find his home engulfed in fire, his adoptive family dead, his life once again in ruin. He dreams a wizard and a castle on wheels. And soon, calling himself Hawk, he falls into the company of traveling performers. They rename him Hobby, after the small falcon, and exploit for their own profit his talent for dreaming the future. But the boy's dreams never come true directly; they must be read on the slant. And no one - least of all the dreamer - can accurately foresee the nightmarish troubles that lie ahead. As Hobby, the boy passes among peasants and princes; as Hawk, he is hunted and feared. And as Merlin, he is forever searching for the family that continues to elude him.

Hobo Toad and the Motorcycle Gang

by Jane Yolen

From the author's website: A bouncing adventure with a rhyming trucker, a hitchhiking toad, a motorcycle gang, and a young hero. The book began when there was a toad migration and friends had an uncomfortable time driving along the road squishing toads. They made up a song which I used with their permission. Two of the motorcycle gang are twins known as Bobordick, since no one can tell them apart. My editor raved about my wild imagination, citing the twins' names. I had to admit that I stole that from real life. My husband has brothers named Bob and Dick who are known collectively as Bobordick. After 37 years of marriage I still can't tell them apart. Emily McCully went on to win the Caldecott in the '90s.


by Jane Yolen

A toad barely escapes being squashed beneath the wheels of a car.

Horizons: Poems as Far as the Eye Can See

by Jane Yolen

HORIZON: 1. the line where earth and sky appear to meet 2. the limit of a person s experience or knowledge. The world has millions of horizons, because wherever you look, the sky seems to meet some part of the earth: a meadow, a mountain, a river, a sand dune, a line of houses stretching across the sky. Perhaps these photographs and poems will stretch your horizons, too, till you can see the long line of sky as a curtain rising above the stage, inviting you to a play, a celebration, a moment of understanding.

How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?

by Jane Yolen Mark Teague

The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their second original dinosaur board book, a playful "how-to" tale about making a mess and then cleaning it up. Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs learn to pick up and put away their toys. How do dinosaurs clean their rooms? With trash cans and dusters and brooms! Brimming with the same infectious humor as the other HOW DO DINOSAURS tales, this new board book is a perfect companion to the immensely popular picture books and a great baby gift as well. Image descriptions present

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?

by Jane Yolen Mark Teague

Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again! Image descriptions present

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

by Jane Yolen

These terrible lizards have correspondingly terrible table manners; they burp, hurl spaghetti, and gleefully shove green beans up a giant reptilian nostril. Subsequent scenes of dinos "sit[ting] quite still" and beaming with "smiles and goodwill" offer examples of correct behavior; but even the mealtime "don'ts" offer useful information in hand-painted labels identifying each kaleidoscopically patterned creature. Don't miss queztalcoatus screeching at a restaurant waitress, or upersaurus inspecting his nutritious supper Kids will chortle over clever images of adults dwarfed by toothy miscreants, and both parents and children will recognize the hilarious parallels with occasionally naughty human kids who loom dinosaur-large within their respective households.

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

by Jane Yolen

What if a dinosaur catches the flu? Does he whimper and whine between each "At-choo"? Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor? Does he fling his medicine out of the door? Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being sick. And going to the doctor can be pretty scary. How DO dinosaurs get well soon? They drink lots of juice, and they get lots of rest; they're good at the doctor's, 'cause doctors know best. From enormous sneezes to gigantic wails, the outrageous antics of the mischievous young dinosaurs in this book are sure to bring laughter to anyone who has ever said "Atchoo!"

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?

by Jane Yolen

What would you do if a very large ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic silvisaurus -- who decided to jump on top of his desk? Come along for a very unusual day where dinosaur show-and-tell, story time, and recess antics will make even the best-behaved young dinosaurs laugh aloud. School has never been so much fun!

How Do Dinosaurs Learn Their Colors?

by Jane Yolen

The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their third original dinosaur board book, a fun read-aloud that teaches children all the colors of the rainbow.

How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

by Jane Yolen Mark Teague

Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?

by Jane Yolen

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed-but these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs! And though they may stomp and slam their tails a bit, in the end they act a lot like people-they give a big kiss, turn out the light, and whisper "good night".

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

by Jane Yolen

How do dinosaurs say I love you? Little dinosaurs sometimes misbehave or make a mess, but no matter what they do, their mamas and papas always love them. With warmth and irresistible humor, award winners Jane Yolen and Mark Teague present readers with a familiar range of naughty childhood antics followed by dinosaur-sized kisses, hugs, and those three precious words that can never be said too often: I Love You!

Hush, Little Horsie

by Ruth Sanderson Jane Yolen

Hush, little horsie,Asleep on the moor.Your mama is close--That's what mamas are for.Mama horses around the world promise to watch over their little ones as the foals frolic and play and eventually fall asleep in this soothing bedtime story. Young horse lovers will drift off with Ruth Sanderson's stunning horses in their minds and the promise of their own parents' enduring love in their hearts.Award-winning author Jane Yolen has written the New York Times bestselling How Do Dinosaurs . . . series and Owl Moon, winner of the Caldecott Medal. In Hush, Little Horsie, she has dreamed up a lovely rhyming read-aloud for a mother and child to snuggle up with.This gorgeous picture book is perfect for horse lovers big and small--and for mothers in need of a good bedtime story.From the Hardcover edition.

Letting Swift River Go

by Jane Yolen

Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.


by Jane Yolen

In flight from the magic visions that plague him, Merlin falls into the hands of the wodewose--wild folk who, according to legend, live in the company of wolves and devour children. But far from being wild, the wodewose are an enormous family of the unwanted, the abandoned, and the homeless. For once Merlin has found a place where an orphan like himself belongs. The triumphant conclusion to the Young Merlin Trilogy.

Mice on Ice

by Jane Yolen

Author's Summary: The famous inventor of an ice-making formula must rescue a skating star of the Mice Capades from kidnappers.

Mirror, Mirror: Forty Folktales for Mothers and Daughters to Share

by Jane Yolen Heidi E. Y. Stemple

Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have selected forty folk and fairy stories from all over the world that pay tribute to mothers (good and bad) and their relations (for better or worse) with their daughters.

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze

by Robert Harris Jane Yolen

from the book jacket: ODYSSEUS, Prince of Ithaca, has always been safe, sheltered, protected--and bored! The Age of Heroes is past. The wars are over. The monsters have all been slain. Or so he believes. Are there any adventures left for a thirteen-year-old boy who wants, more than anything, to be a hero? His time comes when Odysseus, his best friend Mentor, a spoiled princess named Helen, and her outspoken cousin Penelope are kidnapped by pirates. It is the start of an adventure-filled journey that leads them to the ancient island of Crete. There, Odysseus must face the deadly secret in the Labyrinth, where the Minotaur once devoured all who were unfortunate enough to enter. Now another, more deadly monster roams the maze. There the boy destined to fight in the Trojan War and survive the perilous voyage of the Odyssey discovers the hardest part of being a hero: living long enough to tell the tale. Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris have written a fresh and exciting adventure that introduces the boy who would later become one of ancient Greece's most renowned legendary heroes.

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