Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen

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According to certain tales, faeries leave the underworld once a year to join in a faerie ring beneath the moonlight. On this magical night, a faerie boy meets a child of the earth and the two become friends forever. Luminous full-color paintings by award-winning artist Jane Dyer add to the magic.
 

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. JANE DYER has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt, an ABA's Pick of the Lists and Parent's Choice Recommended Book, as well as the bestselling Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives with her family in Northampton, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 1, 1997 by Little, Brown Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like an old Scottish ballad, Yolen's poem about the friendship between a faerie boy and human girl is told with a stately tone and compelling melody. He was a child of faerie folk,/ A child of sky a

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""He was a child of faerie folk,/ A child of sky and air,/ And she was a child of humankind,/ Of earth and toil and care."" When the two meet on Hallow's Eve, the girl ends up dancing the night away with ""brownies and boggles and sprites/ And elven folk and all,"" and drinking ""the dew,/ The fa...

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