pj's favorites bibliography Notes
|Yolen's unannotated Webliography|
Yolen, Jane. 1988. Sister Light, Sister Dark. Tor.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312930917/qid=1047852352/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/102-6186386-5033765?v=glance&s=books Amazon.Com. Contains favorable book reviews. This story was well-received by readers.
Yolen, Jane. 1989 White Jenna. Tor
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312931956/ref=ed_oe_h/102-6186386-5033765?v=glance&s=books&st=* Amazon.Com. Contains favorable book reviews of White Jenna. Another well-recieved book. Readers felt much the same way as Yolen did originally: White Jenna was the satisfying end to the story and another book was not necessary.
(These two books were published together as The Books of Great Alta. A third book was published later.
Yolen, Jane. 1998. The One-Armed Queen. Tor.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312852436/ref=pd_sim_books_1/102-6186386-5033765?v=glance&s=books Amazon.Com. Contains book reviews. A number of reviewers feel that while this book is well-written, story-wise it was a let down, as it felt unnecessary to some readers. They felt that White Jenna was the ending for the two stories.
This Trilogy contains strong women, the idea of two: light / dark. Each book shows that women on each side of the dualism have reasons for making the choices they make throughout the story.
Yolen, Jane. 1989. Guide to Writing For Children. Writerís Inc.
I include this book because it was one of the earliest pieces of work on writing for children that I found. Yolen's advice was clear and easy to follow.
Yolen, Jane. 1999. The Wizardís Map. Harcourt Brace.
Yolen, Jane.1999. The Pictish Child. Harcourt Brace.
Yolen, Jane. 2002. The Bagpiperís Ghost. Harcourt Brace.
These books for middle grades are well-written and enjoyable. They continue to maintain high standards of humor magic, horror, and fear.
Yolen, Jane. Ill. By John Schoenherr. 1987. Owl Moon. Philomel.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0399214577/qid=1047853611/sr=12-1/102-6186386-5033765?v=glance&s=books Amazon.Com's book reviews of Owl Moon. Very positive reviews can be found here.
I include Owl Moon because it just happens to be one of my favorite picture books. I read it as an adult, but still loved it.
Yolen, Jane. Ill. By Trina Schart Hyman. 1991. Wizardís Hall.
Amazon.Com Positive reviews. A very close comparison between this book and the Harry Potter books can be made. Yolen's book is not as widely known as Harry Potter, and now might seem way too similar even though it was written years before Harry Potter.
Yolen, Jane. 1988. The Devilís Arithmetic. Viking.
This award-winning book focuses on heros who happen to be female. One of the major questions in the story is: What is a hero? Why do we expect a hero to contain the large acts, when some of the smallest, most private acts in existence are some of the most heroic?
Yolen, Jane. 1992. Briar Rose. Tor.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765342308/qid=1047854188/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-6186386-5033765 Amazon.Com's Book Reviews. Most of the reviews are positive but at least one reaer had a problem with the story.
Yolen, Jane. 1982. Dragonís Blood. Delacorte.
Yolen, Jane. 1984. Heartís Blood. Delacorte.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0152008659/qid=1047853354/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-6186386-5033765 Amazon.Com. This second book in the trilogy gets mixed reviews. Some love it, and some were disappointed in it. But Yolen's readers tend to have high expectations of her work.
Yolen, Jane. 1987. A Sending of Dragons. Delacorte.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0152008640/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/102-6186386-5033765?v=glance&s=books&st=* Amazon.Com. Again, Yolen's third book in a series is not as well-received as the first two.
Yolen, Jane. Ill. By Monica Vachula. 1998. Tea With an Old Dragon. Boyds Mills.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1563976579/qid=1047854395/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-6186386-5033765?v=glance&s=books Amazon.Com's Book Reviews. The major thought is that this book has limited appeal. It may only be for those familiar with Smith College, Jane Yolen's connection to Smith college, or those who just want to read about strong women.
Yolen, Jane. Ill. By Demi. 1990. Dragon Night. Methun. (sadly, this one is out of print.
Yolen, Jane. Ill. By Janet Street. Raining Cats and Dogs. Harcourt Brace.
One of my favorite pictures of Jane Yolen
http://www.janeyolen.com/janebio.html Jane's own homepage bio.
http://www.endicott-studio.com/bioyolen.html A Brief Biography
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/askauthor/Yolen.html Internet Public Library Kidspace. A Biography with FAQ.
http://www.geocities.com/sheherazahde/Books/YolenJane/ Scheherazade's Jane Yolen Page.
Booklists / Bibliographies
In Sherwood by Allen W. Wright
http://www.scifi.com/transcripts/1999/yolen.html Scifi.com chat interview includes a moderator and others.
http://www.bookpage.com/9901bp/jane_yolen.html BookPage Interview by Lisa Horak.