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Jane Yolen


(Jane Hyatt Yolen Stemple)
USA flag (b.1939)
Mother of Adam Stemple

Jane Yolen is one of the acknowledged masters of fantasy today. She is the author of more than two hundred books for children and adults. Her young adult novel The Devil's Arithmetic won the Jewish Book Council Award. Her children's book Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr, was awarded the Caldecott Medal; her fantasy novels Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna were both short-listed for the Nebula; and she's won the Nebula twice for short stories. She has also won the World Fantasy Award, the Christopher Medal twice, and the Golden Kite Award.

Jane Yolen lives with her husband in western Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
 
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Pit Dragons
   1. Dragon's Blood (1982)
   2. Heart's Blood (1984)
   3. A Sending of Dragons (1987)
   4. Dragon's Heart (2009)
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Young Merlin
   1. Passager (1996)
   2. Hobby (1996)
   3. Merlin (1997)
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Tartan Magic
   1. The Wizard's Map (1999)
   2. The Pictish Child (1999)
   3. The Bagpiper's Ghost (2002)
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Stuart Quartet (with Robert J Harris)
   1. Queen's Own Fool (2000)
   2. Girl in the Cage (2002)
   3. Prince Across the Water (2004)
   4. The Rogues (2007)
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Foiled
   1. Foiled (2010)
   2. Curses! Foiled Again (2013)
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Seelie Wars (with Adam Stemple)
   1. The Hostage Prince (2013)
   2. The Last Changeling (2014)
   3. The Seelie King's War (2016)
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Stone Man Mysteries (with Adam Stemple)
   1. Stone Cold (2016)
   2. Sanctuary (2018)
   3. Breaking Out the Devil (2019)
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Circus
   1. The Emerald Circus (2017)
   2. The Midnight Circus (2020)
   3. The Scarlet Circus (2023)
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Novels
   Trust a City Kid (1966) (with Anne Huston)
   The Inway Investigators (1969)
   The Transfigured Hart (1975)
   The Mermaid's Three Wisdoms (1978)
   The Boy Who Spoke Chimp (1981)
   The Gift of Sarah Barker (1981)
   The Stone Silenus (1984)
   Cards of Grief (1984)
   The Devil's Arithmetic (1988)
   The Dragon's Boy (1990)
   Wizard's Hall (1991)
   Briar Rose (1992)
   Children of the Wolf (1993)
   The Wild Hunt (1995)
   Armageddon Summer (1998) (with Bruce Coville)
   Boots and the Seven Leaguers (2000)
   Sword of the Rightful King (2003)
   Except the Queen (2010) (with Midori Snyder)
   The Last Dragon (2011) (with Rebecca Guay)
   Snow in Summer (2011)
   Curse of the Thirteenth Fey (2012)
   B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy) (2013) (with Adam Stemple)
   Centaur Rising (2014)
   A Plague of Unicorns (2014)
   Trash Mountain (2015)
   Mapping the Bones (2018)
   Finding Baba Yaga (2018)
   The Last Tsar's Dragons (2019) (with Adam Stemple)
   Arch of Bone (2021)
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Collections
   The Girl Who Cried Flowers (1974)
   The Hundredth Dove (1977)
   Dream Weaver (1979)
   Dragonfield (1985)
   Merlin's Booke (1986)
   Tales of Wonder (1987)
   The Faery Flag (1989)
   Storyteller (1992)
   Sister Emily's Lightship (1997)
   Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast (1997)
   Here There Be Ghosts (1998)
   The Fish Prince (2001) (with Shulamith Oppenheim)
   The Radiation Sonnets (poems) (2003)
   Barefoot Book of Stories from the Ballet (2004) (with Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple)
   Fairy Tale Feasts (2006)
   The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories (2009) (with Rebecca Guay and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple)
   What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) (with others)
   Things to Say to a Dead Man (poems) (2011)
   The Last Selchie Child (poems) (2012)
   Bad Girls (2013) (with Heidi E Y Stemple)
   Wee Rhymes (poems) (2013)
   The Bloody Tide (poems) (2014)
   Animal Stories (2014)
   Once There Was a Story (2017)
   Before The Vote After (poems) (2017)
   Meet Me at the Well (2018) (with Barbara Diamond Goldin)
   How to Fracture a Fairy Tale (2018)
   Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts (2020) (with Heidi E Y Stemple)
   The Last Robot (poems) (2021)
   Kaddish (poems) (2021)
   Grumbles from the Forest (poems) (2021) (with Rebecca Kai Dotlich)
   In and Out the Window (poems) (2024)
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Anthologies edited
   Zoo 2000 (1973)
   Shape Shifters (1978)
   Dragons and Dreams (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh)
   Favorite Folktales from Around the World (1986)
   Spaceships and Spells (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh)
   Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   2041 (1991)
   Vampires (1991) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Xanadu (1993) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Xanadu 2 (1994)
   Camelot (1995)
   The Haunted House (1995)
   Mother Earth / Father Sky (1995)
   Xanadu 3 (1995)
   Gray Heroes (1999)
   The Fairies' Ring (1999)
   Sherwood (2000)
   Mirror, Mirror (2000) (with Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple)
   Not One Damsel in Distress (2000)
   Mightier Than the Sword (2003)
   The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens (2005) (with Patrick Nielsen Hayden)
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Series contributed to
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Oz Reimagined
   11. Blown Away (2013)
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Jane Yolen recommends
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The Road Towards Home (2023)
Corinne Demas
"This latest novel by the always wonderful Corinne Demas is about a growing relationship through the hiccups of aging. The two main characters are both fascinating and thoughtful people. He an English professor emeritus, she a bug-and-spider scientist plus bird-watcher. The 'home' of the title is rather two homes: the first where they remeet (they knew one another in college some fifty years in the past), and the second Noah's rather charming but broken-down cottage on a Cape Cod marsh, a great metaphor for the two of them. They are both wise and wisecrackers, both loving and snarky. And I, at eighty-three, sat up half the night finishing the book. It's that good."
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Bad Company (2022)
(Bad Company Books, book 1)
Adam Stemple
"I stayed up all night reading this breath-taking zombie/godfather epic, and I stay up all night for nobody and nothing. Not even for one of my kids!"
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Jillian vs. Parasite Planet (2021)
Nicole Kornher-Stace
"Look out Heinlein, here comes Nicole Kornher-Stace! In her middle grade novel, Jillian vs Parasite Planet, she not only does a Heinlein space explorer, but her young female hero, with hands full of science and parasites, manages to grow up as well. Huzzah! Great space fun with a lot of ick thrown in as well."

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Anthologies containing stories by Jane Yolen
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The Reinvented Detective (2023)
(Reinvented Anthology, book 2)
edited by
Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo
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Unioverse (2023)
Stories of the Reconvergence
edited by
Angie Hodapp and Joshua Viola

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