Wild Wings 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. Jason Stemple, a free-lance photographer based in Crested Butte, Colorado, previously provided the photographs for "Water Music and "Once upon Ice, both written by his mother, Jane Yolen. His pictures have appeared in many textbooks and magazines.
Published April 1, 2002 by Wordsong. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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Yolen writes with terse lucidity, her thoughts alternating between prey/predator relationships, and moments of beauty: “As if sunshine / fell down on a branch, / then gathered itself together / for one solid moment, / the warbler brightens spring.” Recently hatched ornithologists and fans of Yole...

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Thoughtful Jerold and the more reckless, appropriately named Gerund are two boys living in similar houses, somehow in parallel universes, in the dead of winter.

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Jane Yolen offers 14 odes to birds in Wild Wings: Poems for Young People, photographed by her son, Jason Stemple, the team behind Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People. In a pattern repea

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