Dear Mother, Dear Daughter by 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. Poet, novelist, storyteller, and picture-book author "Jane Yolen" has won five awards for her body of work in children's literature: the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the Keene State Award, the Boston Public Library's Literary Lights for Children Award, and the Anna V. Zarrow Award. Her many books include "Owl Moon, " which won the Caldecott Medal, "Moon Ball, " and "Where Have the Unicorns Gone?" Her daughter, "Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple", has worked as a parole officer and a private investigator, and wrote "Meet the Monsters" with Jane Yolen. The two also collaborated on "The Wolf Girls: An Unsolved Mystery from History" and "The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History." Jane and Heidi both live in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit the authors at and Eloise Greenfield's many books for children include Africa Dream, the 1978 Coretta Scott King Award-winner illustrated by Carole Byard; Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems, a Reading Rainbow Selection illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon; and Mary McLeod Bethune, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, DC.This is Gil Ashby's first book for children. He lives in Jersey City, NJ.
Published March 1, 2001 by WordSong. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Mother-daughter team Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple use an inventive (and humorous) format in Dear Mother, Dear Daughter: Poems for Young People, illus. by Gil Ashby. Daughter addresses mother in a

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Daughter addresses mother in a poem on the left, and mother addresses daughter on the right, debating issues such as homework, weight, sports and romantic crushes.

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This collection of 17 pairs of poems --- each spread features a "Dear Mother" poem by Stemple on the left and a "Dear Daughter" poem by Yolen on the right --- tackles all the sensitive coming-of-age issues every family faces.

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