Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction. Her over 300 books include Owl Moon, The 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.

Jane Yolen’s books and stories have won 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 among many others.

From Jane: “I knew immediately that I wanted to write about John and Abigail Adams because I have always found their relationship admirable. My favorite fact was that they hung out the laundry to dry, just like every other family of the time. I knew that had to go into my poem!”

Learn more at JaneYolen.com.

More Books by Jane Yolen

How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? illustrated by Mark Teague (The Blue Sky Press)

Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (Walker Books)

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple, illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Hippos trilogy of board books: One Hippo Hops, Hip Hippos, and Sad, Mad, Glad Hippos (Key-Porter)

Sea Queens (Charlesbridge)

Johnny Appleseed (HarperCollins)

On the Slant an autobiography (Richard Owen/Chronicle)

How Do Dinosaurs miniature board books boxed set (Scholastic)

Dragon’s Heart (Harcourt/Houghton)

My Father Knows the Names of Things (Simon & Schuster)

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? (Blue Sky Press)

Hush Little Horsie (Random House)

A Mirror to Nature, poetry collection (Boyds Mills)