Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole by Jane Yolen

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Three moles who live underground wonder what the world is like "Up Above" and one of them finally ventures upward to find out for herself.
 

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. Kathryn Brown lives in western Massachusetts.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by Voyager Books.
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Eeny, a tiny mole who lives with her big fat sister Miney and tall pointy sister Meeny, has heard astonishing rumors: "Up Above there is both day and night."

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A mole sets out to explore the world ""Up Above."" In a starred review, PW praised the ""inventive"" text and ""gracefully droll"" watercolors.

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Just as children often wonder about the earth beneath their feet, the littlest mole here sets out to discover the world ``Up Above.'' When Eeny is told by her sisters that there is light as well as darkness, winter and summer too, she tries to imagine these concepts in familiar terms, envisioning...

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