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Jane Yolen

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Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains (2013)
language
English
3.43 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I listened to the audio version, so saw no illustrations. Still, the book promised two sides of history's bad girls stories. But in the end, all I got was a brief version of what the history books tell us, and then some inane commentary that did little to the balance the first s...
Curses! Foiled Again (2013)
language
English
series
3.53 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Sequel to Foiled. Avery the troll owes Aliera his life, but now that she knows what he really is, Aliera doesn’t want anything to do with him. We don’t always get what we want though, and Aliera must trust Avery to help her when she gets kidnapped by more trolls. Aliera must agai...
Snow in Summer (2011)
language
English
3.38 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: wow amazing book. Accurate research, cunning writing and cliff hangers at the end of every chapter. A different style from what I normally read or have ever read it had a distinct flavor if you will. Lovely book with a wonderful cover, good writing, and above all originality. the...
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters (2011)
language
English
3.4 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This poetic rhyming picture book lullaby, is a cute story of a day in the life of a monster. These monsters are act just like a lot of children do when it is time for bed. Yolen did an amazing job pairing up with a great illustrator. The colorful monsters fill the page, even duri...
The Last Dragon (2011)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I would rate the art for this book 4 stars, but the plot only a 3 because to me the last half or third of the book felt really rushed to me. Also, I found the talk bubbles stark white to be distracting on a page with such muted tones. Other text was in a more ivory or tan box a...
Waking Dragons (2012)
language
English
3.54 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Waking Dragons is a cute book about a little boy who has the job of waking his dragon before going to school. The dragon has a lot of things it has to do in order to get ready for school. This is a fast paced read-aloud that would be good with younger children.This could also b...
Foiled (2010)
language
English
series
3.5 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I think Jane Yolen must be on a mission to write something from every single genre out there! What a talented writer! She is amazing.Graphic novels are not really my thing, although I do try to dip my toe in every once in a while. This one really did catch my interest. Seems li...
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty (2012)
language
English
3.4 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I picked this and one other book by Jane Yolen up at the library to see if they would be good reads for my daughter. I read Briar Rose last year (I think) and liked it, so I was interested to see what her books for younger readers might be like. This is billed as "the real story ...
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink (2010)
language
English
3.67 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Can a princess play baseball or splash in a mud puddle? Can she wear overalls and plant a garden? Of course she can. A princess can wear and do what she wants. Bestselling author, Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple, challenge the stereotype that a princess is always dressed in a pink b...
Except the Queen (2010)
language
English
3.56 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The bare bones summary of this book is that the Seelie Queen, who is supposed to be above sordid couplings with humans, is seen with a human man by two fae sisters. The Queen exile them- minus their magic and youthful appearance- to separate cities- NY and Milwaukee, where they ...
How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? (2013)
language
English
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I must begin by saying I ADORE this series for kids, and I'm so in love with dinosaurs teaching kids about manners and proper etiquette. But I have to admit to being a little disappointed by this particular title. I still thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations of dino-tantrums and ...
Elsie's Bird (2010)
language
English
3.74 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I picked this up from my local library because the title character shares my daughter's name. I am sure glad I did! This is a great story about loss, moving, family, and anxiety. After Elsie's mom dies, her dad moves her to the prairie of Nebraska. This story becomes a love l...
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? (2012)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I love these Dinosaur books! In everyone I am just happy to read them aloud and gaze at all the detail in the brilliant illustrations. Like with any other “dinosaur” book, the question is asked as to how a dinosaur would act. The first half tells of dinosaurs that are more on the...
Dragon's Heart (2009)
language
English
series
3.89 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: It was good to get back to Austar IV after many years away. I think I read the previous book in this series in 1987. This one has been sitting on my stack since the beginning of 2010. Thankfully, the book included both an introduction and a preface which did a lot to get me back ...
Il Diario delle Fate (2000)
language
English
3.56 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I got through a little more than half of this book and I couldn't finish it. I mean, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great, either. I found it in the science fiction section, yet it feels as if it's written for younger audiences. The characters aren't really all that lovable in...
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? (2009)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: While Yolen's earlier dinosaur books are a great delight, this one falls short. It doesn't follow the familiar rhythm of the earlier books. While there were cute moments, this one more felt like milking the dregs from the cash cow than the masterful storytelling I have come to ex...
¿Cómo dicen ESTOY ENOJADO los dinosaurios?: (2014)
language
English
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Yolen, J. & Teague M. (2013). How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad? New York: The Blue Sky Press.School Library JournalConcept book - Emotion This book was good. It showed a lot of differnt types of dinosaurs getting mad in different types of situations. The dinosaurs throw a fit when ...
¿Cómo Dicen Te Quiero Los Dinosaurios?: (2009)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by: Jane Yolen (2009) -Participation BookThis picture book is written in a simple way that makes it easy for kids to jump in after the first reading. The dinosaurs in the book do things that typical children do to get in trouble or cause mischief....
Como Dicen Te Quiero los Dinosaurios? (2009)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A likes the series and this book and she sweetly says I-Lu (i love u) when we read this one but otherwise I find the book all over the place. As other reviewers pointed out, it makes slightly more sense for the parents but means nothing to the kid. Seems like this book deviated f...
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters (2013)
language
English
3.34 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Monsters stomp, romp, play, fight, and make up in this adorable rhyming picture book. Each page is illustrated with a colorful variety of monsters in all shapes and sizes playing in all sorts of ways, including jumprope, running, dancing, using playground equipment, playing ball,...
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? (2010)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Dinosaurs love their dogs! Or at least they should.This was an unusual, sort of random little entry in the How Do Dinosaurs series, but eh, why not? Little ones need to be nice to their dogs, and this is a good way to teach how to play gently and take care of them. The usual a...
Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-Tale Voices with a Twist (2013)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Genre: Poetry Published: 2013This book contains a collection of poems written about classic fairy tales, but told from unique perspective. For example there is a poem about the gingerbread an told from the perspective of the baker and a poem about Cinderella told by one of the...
My Uncle Emily (2009)
language
English
3.66 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: copyright 2009This is the story of Gilbert whose aunt is Emily Dickinson but he calls her Uncle Emily. Emily's poems are woven into the story. At the end of the book, the author includes a section called "What is True about This Story." Very neat book - I was interested in thi...
How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? (2012)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I am not all that fascinated with Dinosaurs, but I think this would really capture the attention of children, especially young boys. This book comes from a series called "How Do Dinosaurs Say...?" and I thought it was nice that this one is about Chanukah. After all, there are ple...
Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan (2010)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This book would be an interesting read for someone who is interested in Theater and playwrights. It is true biography of the author of the play Peter Pan. It tells how Barrie came to the idea of the boy who did not want grow up. The characters in his play are from people in his...
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World (2008)
language
English
3.66 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Throughout the ages and around the world, women from all classes and walks of life have turned to pirating from necessity, desperation, or greed. This book charts the courses of some famous, some infamous, and some unknown women pirates, including Artemisia, the admiral-queen of ...
The Seeing Stick (2009)
language
English
4.32 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The Seeing Stick is a story that revolves around the life of a Chinese Princess, Hwei Min and daughter of the Emperor of China. She has been blind since birth, and it none of her father's physicians or magicians can help her to see with her eyes, or physically cure her. She feels...
Centaur Rising (2014)
language
English
3.54 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Centaur Rising is a middle grade to young adult novel by Jane Yolen. It is currently scheduled for release on October 21, 2014. Arianne has always wished for magic in her life, a meteor shower and some team work might just make that reality. During the Perseid meteor shower, Aria...
A Plague of Unicorns (2014)
language
English
3.17 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This was such an awesome book. It’s a book about an abbott who finds himself in an unlikely war against a herd of unicorns, with his precious golden apples at stake. There’s also a boy whose curiosity tends to make p...
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