Synopses & Reviews
is an American author and editor of folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books, including 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.
A one volume collection of 160 tales from over 40 cultures and traditions, containing both classics and lesser known tales.
Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. Over 150 tales are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua.
The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library has been called a "splendid folklore series" by The Washington Post.
About the Author
Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American author and editor of folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. Among many other titles, she has written, The Devil's Arithmetic and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.