Alphabestiary by Jane Yolen

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From A to Z, whimsical poems about creatures great and small create an illustrated bestiary for children that pays tribute to ants and anteaters, iguanas and kookaburras, woodpeckers and zebus, and is written by classic and modern writers.

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Nell Navillus is a former teacher, songwriter, and musician. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Allan Eitzen is the illustrator of "Alphabestiary, Dinosaurs, The Man Who Couldn't Speak, and Thunderstorm in the Church."
Published January 1, 1995 by Wordsong. 64 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She offsets the inclusion of some predictable old chestnuts-Alfred Tennyson's ``The Eagle,'' William Blake's ``The Tiger,'' Hilaire Belloc's ``The Yak''-by varying the tone and pace of the various entries.

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