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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!
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.
Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics.
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? 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,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.
Before he led the Argonauts on the quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason saved an ancient city . . .Jason is an orphan training to be a warrior under the instruction of the centaur Chiron. But when wild centaurs steal Chiron's most precious possessions--two jars of Gorgon's blood, one with the power to heal any wound and the other a poison deadly enough to massacre multitudes--Jason must recover the blood before it can destroy the city of Iolcus. As he undertakes the quest with a band of unruly companions, Jason learns he's actually the true heir to the throne of Iolcus. Only by proving himself worthy of leading this troop of young heroes can Jason stop the savage centaurs and save his city from slaughter. This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors' personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.
In The Hostage Prince, Prince Aspen and midwife's apprentice Snail tried to prevent the Seelie War by making a perilous journey to Aspen's father's kingdom. Their journey started the war instead. Chased by two armies, Aspen and Snail find refuge with the actors of Professor Odds' traveling troupe, dodging soldiers, Border Lord berserkers, a hungry troll, and assorted dwarfs, drows, lycants, boggles, and a cloaked spy. Will they make it out? Is any place safe for the two of them? And who, exactly, is the mysterious Professor Odds, who seems to have his own hidden powers and agenda? Fast-paced and funny,The Last Changeling, the second book of the Seelie Wars trilogy, is the perfect way to introduce newly fledged readers to fantasy.
In the middle of this century, the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts were drowned -- purchased by the government and flooded in order to form the Quabbin Reservoir. Letting Swift River Go tells of this dramatic event through the eyes of a young girl, Sally Jane, as she watches her thriving hometown transformed into a wilderness and then submerged. Sally Jane's story vividly recalls life and changing times in rural America: playing by the Old Stone Mill and later watching it be torn down; harvesting maple sap and seeing those same trees uprooted; walking to school along a winding blacktop road and returning many years later to float above that same road in a rowboat on the new reservoir. Exquisite illustrations by two-time Caldecott medalist Barbara Cooney capture the changing landscape and the people of New England in Jane Yolen's lyrical, evocative story. Drawn from history, Letting Swift River Go proves that the memory of a place can stay with you always.
All magic has consequencesLong ago, the seawitch Dread Mary fell in love with a hard-hearted prince and gave him the Magic Three of Solatia: three silver buttons that could fulfill any wish--but at a price. Centuries later, the buttons belong to Sianna of the Song, a button maker's daughter and heir to all of Dread Mary's magic secrets. But the cruel King Blaggard of Solatia seeks to wed the lovely Sianna and steal her power. Sianna will need her wits, her magic, and the silver buttons to save herself and Solatia from the evil Blaggard . . . but what will it cost her? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.
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.
When young Arthur is troubled by dreams, Merlin tells him a story about a fatherless boy who himself dreamed about dragons and the defeat of the evil king Vortigern.
Jane Yolen breathes new life into the timeless Camelot legend with a revamped history of King Arthur's powerful mentor: the great magician MerlinThere is perhaps no more beloved and enduring myth in the Western canon than the story of King Arthur, his knights, Queen Guinevere, and of course, his mysterious tutor and magical advisor, Merlin. A sorcerer, sage, prophet, and teacher, Merlin's mysterious life has inspired a vast array of classic works while giving rise to numerous conflicting legends. Here, award-winning author Jane Yolen, one of the most acclaimed fantasy writers of our time, retells Merlin's tales as never before. Through a series of stories and poems ranging across centuries--from the days of Merlin's childhood as a feral boy to the possible discovery of his bones in a much later era--Yolen reimagines both the glory and grimness of Camelot, recalling characters and events from Arthurian legend, while ingeniously inventing new myths and dark fables. Merlin's Booke is a brilliant patchwork, made up of tales that explore the mysteries of King Arthur's world and the terrible magic that pervaded it. This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.
Author's Summary: The famous inventor of an ice-making formula must rescue a skating star of the Mice Capades from kidnappers.
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.
Beloved for his hilarious and unexpectedly moving novels, Bruce Coville is also a master of the short story. These two collections, in one volume for the first time, feature eighteen tales of unusual breadth and emotional depth. This omnibus is a perfect introduction to Bruce Coville's magic for the uninitiated. Includes an introduction by Jane Yolen.
Before he became the hero of the Trojan War, young Odysseus battled monsters and magic<P><P> Young Prince Odysseus longs to be a hero. But when he and his travelling companions are captured on their way home to Ithaca, Odysseus learns that being a hero isn't always easy. Now Odysseus must fight dastardly pirates, survive the enchanted songs of sirens, slay monsters, and defeat a treacherous king. Worse still, Odysseus has to deal with girls: snooty, spoiled Princess Helen of Sparta and her companion, the annoyingly sensible Penelope. Odysseus must use his strength and cleverness to save his friends, and he must sacrifice more than he ever expected to be come the hero he is destined to be. This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors' personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.
Join Little Mouse, Little Frog, Little Mole, Little Snake, and other baby critters as they creep, scritch, and slither their way to their respective Grandmas' houses.
Internal jealousy, obstinacy, and treachery threaten the royal house of a great queen and the future of her matriarchal land in the concluding volume of the acclaimed Great Alta high fantasy series Decades have passed since White Jenna fulfilled the ancient prophecy, becoming queen of the Dales after defeating the king of Garun and driving the cruel occupiers back to their homeland. Since then, a fragile peace has been maintained through an exchange of royal hostages. Jenna's eldest son, Jemson, travels across the ocean to live with the enemy while the queen, in the way of the Dales, prepares her adopted daughter, Scillia, to eventually rule. A frail, one-armed child discovered abandoned on the battlefield, Scillia is thirteen now. She is confused and conflicted, resentful of her mother's teachings and the pressures of ascendance. But even more troubling is her brother's resentment. Jemson was corrupted in his thinking by his time among the patriarchal Garunians and is now determined to rule. The dangerous storms brewing in the royal house of Queen Jenna and the dying King Carum could have devastating consequences for all the people of the Dales: A powerful enemy over the waters is watching for any sign of weakness and instability, eager to reignite the terrible fires of the Gender Wars. Multiple award-winning fantasist Jane Yolen brings her acclaimed saga to a breathtaking conclusion with The One-Armed Queen, ingeniously blending story, myth, poetry, and song to create a truly unforgettable culture and fantasy world.
Late one winter night a child and father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes there isn't an owl, but sometimes there is. Distinguished author Jane Yolen has created a gentle, poetic story that lovingly depicts the special companionship of a child and father as well as humankind's close relationship to the natural world. Images and image descriptions available.
A boy is abandoned in the woods of medieval England. A year passes--a year of terror and hunger, of sleeping in trees and foraging for food, of outrunning packs of wild dogs--until one day a falconer captures and tames the boy as he would any passager, a young bird caught in the wild and trained. The falconer adopts the boy and teaches him all of the things he's forgotten, including the boy's true name--and the legacy of magic that will be his when he comes of age. "This first book of the Young Merlin Trilogy will have readers awaiting the sequels."--The Horn Book
A rock 'n' roll band to die for. When fourteen-year-old Callie McCallan scores a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of the famous band Brass Rat, she's thrilled. Peter Gringras is so cool. When he plays his flute, it's as if he has some kind of hypnotic power. But there is something strange about him, something Callie can't quite put her finger on. Then, on Halloween night, Callie's little brother Nicky disappears, along with all the other children in town. It's crazy, but Callie thinks she knows where the children have gone--and who took them. To prove it, and to rescue Nicky and the other children, Callie must journey to a mythical world filled with fantastical creatures. A world from which there may be no return.
A web of evil Scottish magic entangles 3 children American twins Jennifer and Peter love spending time with their grandmother in Scotland, especially because their sweet and loving Gran is a witch. A trip to meet Gran's coven provides some unexpected surprises when a woman presents the twins' little sister, Molly, with an ancient talisman. The relic leads the children to a frightened Pictish girl from the 9th century who has fled through time to escape a terrible evil. Jennifer, Peter, and Molly will have to join forces with Gran's friends to defeat a bearer of bad magic and help a time traveler return to her rightful past. In this delightfully atmospheric and imaginative novel, acclaimed fantasist Jane Yolen enthralls readers of all ages with a tale rich in wonder, surprise, and enchanted adventure. The Pictish Child is the 2nd Tartan Magic book, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection.
Three fantasy novels including: DRAGON'S BLOOD, HEART'S BLOOD AND A SENDING OF DRAGONS. DRAGON'S BLOOD A bond servant in Master Sarkkhan's dragon barns, young Jakkin Stewart hopes to obtain his freedom by stealing a dragon hatchling and secretly training it to become a champion fighter. HEART'S BLOOD Jakkin risks everything--his freedom, his dragon, even his life--to rescue his beloved in this stirring sequel to Dragon's Blood. Author Jane Yolen has written more than 150 books for children and adults. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A SENDING OF DRAGONS. The spellbinding climax to the Pit Dragon Trilogy. Young dragon master Jakkin Stewart and his beloved Akki are on the run. Behind them are murderous government forces; ahead lies only a forbidding mountain wilderness. There they find a network of caves which they think will provide a refuge from their pursuers. But within the caves is something bloodier than anything Jakkin and Akki have ever imagined.
A Highland lad comes of age at the brutal battle of Culloden in 18th-century Scotland In the year 1745, the cry goes out across the Scottish Highlands for every able-bodied Scotsman to take up arms in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Stalwart and brave but prone to sudden seizures, young Duncan longs to join his da and the other men of clan MacDonald in the noble fight against the English. His father decrees the boy must remain behind, but the call to war is impossible to ignore, and when Duncan learns of his uncle's death in battle, he joins his cousin Ewan and sets out to fight for their country and their prince. But the reality of war is not the glorious undertaking Duncan has long heard spoken of and sung in stirring ballads and stories--and on the battlefield of Culloden he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined and leave boyhood behind forever amid the blood, fire, and death. Critically acclaimed, award-winning authors Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris merge their considerable storytelling talents in a riveting, moving tale of a young boy's rocky and perilous road to manhood. Richly atmospheric and firmly based in fact, Prince Across the Water is enthralling historical fiction--a powerful and unforgettable journey back in time and an unflinching look at the true face of war.
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