Monday, May 26, 2008

Jane Yolen's most important books

Jane Yolen is an author of children's books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, Devil's Arithmetic, and How do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children's literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.

Her new book is Naming Liberty.

Yolen told Newsweek about her five most important books. Number One on the list:
"Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville.

It's a book I reread every 10 years, which is coming up again. I even love the whale parts.
Read about all five books on Yolen's list.

Visit Jane Yolen's website and her journal.

--Marshal Zeringue