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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!"
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.
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.
Before he became the hero of the Trojan War, young Odysseus battled monsters and magicYoung 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.
Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird. But there is no answer. 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 young child and her father as well as humankind's close relatiohship to the natural world. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading alound and sharing at bedtime.
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. Wonderfully complemented by John Schoenherr's soft, exquisite watercolor illustrations, this is a verbal and visual treasure, perfect for reading aloud and sharing at bedtime.
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
[Back jacket] He went hungry that night. It was not the first time. He was very thin, with knobs for knees and elbows like arrowpoints, and scratches all over his body, which was brown everywhere from the sun. His thatch of straight, dark hair fell across his face, often obscuring his eyes, which were as green as the woodland, with gold highlights, like rays of sun showing through. He laughed at the antics of baby animals but could not tell a joke. He imitated birdsong but could not sing. He liked the way rain ran down his hair and across his cheeks, but he did not cry. An animal does not cry. He was eight years old and alone.
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.
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