Wings by Jane Yolen

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The Greek myth of Daedalus and his son, Icarus, whose wax wings melt when he flies too close to the sun, is retold with wisdom and beauty by one of America's premier storytellers. Full color.
 

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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 September 1, 1997 by Harcourt Childrens Books (J). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. 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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7-12) Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991 ...

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by Nilesh Mistry, brings together 15 serpent stories set in, among other places, England's Nottingham Forest, the waters surrounding Korea and a seaside village in Japan.

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Yolen is in top form here in this polished, ardent retelling of the tragic Greek legend of Daedalus and his son Icarus.

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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.

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Yolen is in top form in this polished, ardent retelling, said PW; Nolan's sophisticated watercolors... provocatively blend reality and fantasy. All ages. (Sept.)

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