Dove Isabeau by Jane Yolen

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The beautiful and virtuous Dove Isabeau is transformed into a winged dragon by her evil stepmother and is rescued by her beloved, only to see him, too, become enchanted, and she must confront her stepmother to save him. Reprint.

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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. Dennis Nolan is the author-illustrator of "Wolf Child" and "The Castle Builder, " winner of the Prix Zephir in France, and the illustrator of "The Legend of the White Doe" by William Hooks (all Macmillan). He has also illustrated Joanne Ryder's "Step Into the Night, " the winner of a 1988 Parents' Choice Award for Illustration, "Mockingbird Morning, " and "Under Your Feet" Four Winds Press. A native of California, he lives with his wife in Massachusetts.
Published March 1, 1997 by Voyager Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Finally comes the prince, who discards his sword and kisses her, thus restoring Isabeau but turning himself to stone--temporarily: the little cat that once tasted Isabeau's pure blood brings him back to life so that he and Isabeau--in a red dress--can marry.

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An evil stepmother turns lovely Isabeau into a hideous dragon and a prince saves her. Ages 8-12. (Mar.)

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