The Girl in the Golden Bower by Jane Yolen

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An award-winning children's author presents an original magical tale about Curry, a young orphan who cares for the animals in the forest who, in turn, protect her from a scary beast and a wicked sorceress.
 

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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 is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal as well as numerous other award-winning picture books. She lives and works in a hundred-year-old brick house in Northampton, Massachusetts. You can visit Jane online at www.janedyerbooks.com.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The second in a planned quartet of historical novels set in Scotland (which began with Queen's Own Fool: A Novel of Mary Queen of Scots), Girl in a Cage by Jane Yolen and Richard J.

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In a starred review of this original fairy tale about an orphaned child, PW said, ""Yolen gracefully brings her tale full circle, revealing the surprise identity of Aurea's mother and, refreshingly, rewarding her heroine with something other than a Prince Charming."" Ages 4-8.

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As the comb's powers help Aurea save herself, the author gracefully brings her tale full circle, revealing the surprise identity of Aurea's mother and, refreshingly, rewarding her heroine with something other than a Prince Charming.

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