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Alphabestiary: Animal Poems from A to Z

by Jane Yolen

From the book jacket: Make friends with the firefly, frog, and fish. Greet the grasshopper, ground hog, and gazelle. Welcome the warbler, water beetle, and wasp. All manner of animals-from A to Z-are happily heralded in this engaging collection of poems for children selected by award-winning author Jane Yolen. Bold and playful illustrations by artist Allan Eitzen capture the essence of each poem that portrays the beauty, peculiarity, or humor of creatures great and small.

And Twelve Chinese Acrobats

by Jane Yolen

For Wolf, there is no one in the family-or in the whole village-quite like his own oldest brother, Lou. It is Lou who filches ribbons at the fair for the serving girls, and Lou who steals raspberry pies from Mama's kitchen to share with the peasants. But when Lou lets the lambs loose in the village, and they get into the mayor's garden and eat everything up, Papa has had enough. He sends Lou away to military school. Before long, Lou's letters back home stop, and the family finds out Lou has run away. Wolf worries and waits, and is richly rewarded when his brother finally comes home-along with a tumbling, flipping, rollicking surprise. This retelling of the author's father's large family's life in the Ukraine before Lou was the first of them to establish himself in the United States where he became a reporter, married and had children reads like a folk tale though it is based on fact. It is about the difficulties to fit in and survive of a lovable boy who can't conform, but ultimately demonstrates his ability and strength of character. Family life of a Jewish family living in Ukraine in 1910 is showcased. It's a wonderful tale to be read or read aloud by older children to adults.

Armageddon Summer

by Jane Yolen Bruce Coville

The world will end on Thursday, July 27, 2000. At least, that's what Reverend Beelson has told his congregation. Marina's mom believes him. So does Jed's dad. That's why they drag Marina and Jed to join the reverend's flock at a mountain retreat. From the mountaintop they will all watch the Righteous Conflagration that will end this world--and then they will descend and begin the world anew. But this world has only just begun for Jed and Marina, two teenagers with more attitude than faith. Why should the world end now, when they've just fallen in love? Told in alternating chapters from both Jed's and Marina's points of view, this first-ever collaboration between two masters of children's literature is a story about faith and friendship, love and loss . . . and the things that matter most at the End of the World.

Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast (Young Heroes series)

by Robert Harris Jane Yolen

from the book jacket: ATALANTA'S life has always been filled with danger, adventure, and mystery. Abandoned as a baby, she was raised in the woods by bears until she was four years old. Atalanta has never had-or wanted-a place in society. The woods, her animal friends, and her life outdoors are the things she prizes. Then disaster strikes when a vicious creature unlike any other terrorizes the Arcadian countryside and destroys everything Atalanta holds dear. Her desire for revenge drives her out of the woods and on the beast's trail with the king's hunting party. Led by the arrogant hunter Orion, the expedition puts all of Atalanta's skills to the test. But assisted by her bear "brother" Urso, Atalanta proves she is as good a hunter as any man. She is not prepared, however, for the startling truths she will discover about justice, mercy, and her own destiny. This third entry in the Young Heroes series by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris is an adventure story from beginning to end, portraying the dramatic events that transform a girl into a legend, and a huntress into a hero.

Baby Bear's Big Dreams

by Jane Yolen

A baby bear dreams of all the wonderful things he will be able to do when he is grown, from staying up late to building a house in a honey tree.

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains

by Jane Yolen Heidi E. Y. Stemple

From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as often it is not. "Well-behaved women seldom make history," is the frequently quoted statement by historian and feminist Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. But what makes these misbehaving women "bad"? Are we idolizing the wicked or salvaging the strong? In BAD GIRLS, readers meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women, each with a rotten reputation. But authors Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple remind us that there are two sides to every story. Was Delilah a harlot or hero? Was Catherine the Great a great ruler, or just plain ruthless? At the end of each chapter, Yolen and Stemple appear as themselves in comic panels as they debate each girl's badness--Heidi as the prosecution, Jane for context. This unique and sassy examination of famed, female historical figures will engage readers with its unusual presentation of the subject matter. Heidi and Jane's strong arguments for the innocence and guilt of each bad girl promotes the practice of critical thinking as well as the idea that history is subjective. Rebecca Guay's detailed illustrations provide a rich, stylized portrait of each woman, while the inclusion of comic panels will resonate with fans of graphic novels.

Beneath the Ghost Moon

by Jane Yolen

'Twas the night before Ghost Eve, And high in the sky, The moon was an unblinking, Solid white eye. So begins Jane Yolen's deliciously spooky tale of rodent derring-do. The farmyard mice are slumbering in their beds; beside each lies a tiny costume specially designed for the upcoming Ghost Eve ball. But not everyone is sleeping--for out come the mean-hearted creepy-crawlies who, laughing and gibbering, destroy the carefully made masks and dresses. It takes the courage of one small mouse to convince her friends that their home is worth fighting for--and to remind them of the importance of forgiveness.

The Books Of Great Alta: Sister Light, Sister Dark; White Jenna

by Jane Yolen

In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon. And we learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self: what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs are sung of King Longbow, what tales are whispered of Dark Skada. Of the tragic myths and glorious histories that time will make of their lives--and their deaths.

Briar Rose

by Jane Yolen

Growing up, Rebecca Berlin and her sisters loved to hear their grandmother, Gemma, tell and retell her version of Briar Rose (The Sleeping Beauty of the Wood). After Gemma's death years later, the family finds a box of photos and papers they'd never seen, and Becca, now a young woman, decides to find her grandmother's past. The search takes her ultimately to Poland, where she learns about the horrific things that happened during WW II to Jews, Gypsies, Jehova's Witnesses and homosexuals in Sachenhausen and about the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews in Chelmno.

Cards of Grief

by Jane Yolen

Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole

by Jane Yolen

From the Author's Website: I began the COMMANDER TOAD books because I saw an article in the local newspaper about a boy and his frog who had just won a jumping-frog contest. The frog's name was "Star Warts." I thought it would be funnier if the frog had been a toad, since the old superstition is that toads gives you warts. (It isn't true, of course.) So I invented frog and toads in space on a ship called "Star Warts." Every book is riddled with puns. (I love puns!) There are seven Commander Toad books altogether, though I have been thinking about possibly writing an eighth. A half-hour television show was made with puppets about Commander Toad but it wasn't very successful. For some reason, several of the characters were changed--Jake into a human boy and Doc Pepper into a turtle--and the ship's name was changed as well to "Stella." Also all the puns were missing. All the Commander Toad books were on Reading Rainbow. A PaperStar edition is in print.

Commander Toad and the Dis-asteroid

by Jane Yolen

From the author's website: I began the COMMANDER TOAD books because I saw an article in the local newspaper about a boy and his frog who had just won a jumping-frog contest. The frog's name was "Star Warts." I thought it would be funnier if the frog had been a toad, since the old superstition is that toads gives you warts. (It isn't true, of course.) So I invented frog and toads in space on a ship called "Star Warts." Every book is riddled with puns. (I love puns!) There are seven Commander Toad books altogether, though I have been thinking about possibly writing an eighth. A half-hour television show was made with puppets about Commander Toad but it wasn't very successful. For some reason, several of the characters were changed--Jake into a human boy and Doc Pepper into a turtle--and the ship's name was changed as well to "Stella." Also all the puns were missing.

Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy

by Jane Yolen

Commander Toad and the crew of Star Warts are asked to rout out Tip Toad, Space Fleet's greatest and most elusive spy.

Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes

by Jane Yolen

When Commander toad finds a new planet that seems the ideal place for a picnic for his tired crew, he and Lieutenant Lily go down to look around first, only to be swallowed up by giant grapes.

Commander Toad and the Space Pirates

by Jane Yolen

From the author's website: I began the COMMANDER TOAD books because I saw an article in the local newspaper about a boy and his frog who had just won a jumping-frog contest. The frog's name was "Star Warts." I thought it would be funnier if the frog had been a toad, since the old superstition is that toads gives you warts. (It isn't true, of course.) So I invented frog and toads in space on a ship called "Star Warts." Every book is riddled with puns. (I love puns!) There are seven Commander Toad books altogether, though I have been thinking about possibly writing an eighth. A half-hour television show was made with puppets about Commander Toad but it wasn't very successful. For some reason, several of the characters were changed--Jake into a human boy and Doc Pepper into a turtle--and the ship's name was changed as well to "Stella." Also all the puns were missing.

Commander Toad and the Voyage Home

by Jane Yolen

The crew of the Star Warts has been in the dark night of space for a very long time. "Let's go home," says Commander Toad. But when Mr. Hop sets a course for HOME, the space ship zeroes in on an uncharted planet. When the intrepid crew members set out to explore, Commander Toad stumbles into an extraordinary discovery-one that gives him a toadally new view of what HOME means

Commander Toad in Space

by Jane Yolen

The intrepid crew of the spaceship "Star Warts" lands on a water-covered planet inhabited by the Deep Wader, a horrible hungry monster.

The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye

by Jane Yolen Jim Lamarche

Not since The 10th Good Thing About Barney or I'll Always Love You has there been such a peaceful and inspiring book to help children and adults cope with the loss of a pet. The talented multiple-medalist Jane Yolen takes on this difficult subject with her usual grace and poetic sensitivity, focusing not on the death as much as the life in the last day of an older cat named Tiger Rose. Tiger Rose's kitten days are long gone and she's grown too tired to stay, so she says her goodbyes to all the creatures and the joys of her natural world--from the scolding blue jay, to the dog and children she shares her home with, to a chipmunk, startled by her gentleness, to her favorite shady patch under a piney bush. In a final vision, Tiger Rose takes one last leap into the blue sky and becomes one with all--the earth, the air, the sun. . . . This is perhaps the most reassuring book on death available for children.From the Hardcover edition.

Dear Mother, Dear Daughter

by Jane Yolen Heidi E. Y. Stemple

As she grows up, a girl faces issues and events that are confusing, worrisome, and challenging. Who best to offer advice and comfort than her mother? In 17 pairs of sensitive verse, poets Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple -- real-life mother and daughter -- exchange their thoughts on a variety of adolescent issues great and small, such as homework, messy bedrooms, lengthy telephone calls, the death of a grandparent, and schoolgirl crushes. In these compelling poems, created as notes to each other, both daughter and mother communicate their feelings about issues and ideas that virtually every family faces, bringing generations together in mutual respect.

The Devil's Arithmetic

by Jane Yolen

Thirteen Year old hannah is very embarrassed by her Grandfather Will's outbursts while watching a documentary on the Holocaust. She doesn't understand what the big deal is, it was in the past right. But while they the family were celebrating Passover, she is asked to go see if the prophet Elija is coming, she opens the door, and is transported to another world. She is Chaya, a jewish girl living in 1941 in Poland, and her village is captured by the germans and taken to a concentration camp. hannah AKA Chaya learns first hand what the Holocaust is all about. And she remembers.

Dragon's Blood

by Jane Yolen

Dragons are trained to fight to the death, and two determined teens help free them in this spellbinding saga. Training a dragon to be a fighting champion is the only way to freedom for fifteen-year-old Jakkin.

Dragon's Heart

by Jonathon Schmidt Jane Yolen

Austar IV isn't the planet it once was, and when Jakkin and Akki finally return to the dragon nursery, their homecoming arouses mixed emotions. Together they've survived the insurmountable, and now they can weather the brutal conditions of Dark After and communicate with the dragons they love. But with this knowledge comes responsibility. What they've learned about survival could transform the planet--or, if entrusted to the wrong hands, bring about its destruction. Akki's insistence that she return to the Rokk to finish her training and begin new experiments drives a chasm between her and Jakkin. Suddenly she finds herself in the midst of a political battle that could claim her life. Only Jakkin can save her. If only he could reach her. . . .

Encounter

by Jane Yolen

When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy's point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in golden ornaments than friendship. Years later the boy, now an old man, looks back at the destruction of his people and their culture by the colonizers.

Favorite Folktales from Around the World

by Jane Yolen

This is a one-volume collection of 160 tales from over 40 cultures and traditions, containing both classics and lesser known tales.

The Giants Go Camping

by Jane Yolen

From the author's website: The 1970's was a time of a great upsurge in children's publishing, and everyone was trying easy readers. This little book--and its prequel THE GIANTS FARM--were both my entry into that particular genre. The five giants live on Fe-Fi-Fo-Farm which is what I wanted to call our farm when we first moved here. (We ended up naming it Phoenix Farm, but at the urging of my children, I used the other name in a book!) Tomie's pictures manage to look like--Tomie! But the characters are really a metaphoric Yolen-Stemple family. And boy, did we love to go camping--all over New England mainly, but also down into West Virginia where David's family still lived. This book was a Jr. Literary Guild selection.

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