Jane Yolen Author Talk

Linda Moore Author Talk June 4th 2024

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and signing with Jane Yolen on June 13th at 5:30pm. We'll be celebrating the release of several of Jane's new books! 

This event is free and open to all, but we kindly ask that you RSVP so that we can plan accordingly. See you there!


 

About the Author:

Jane Yolen was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and Mystic, Connecticut. She graduated from Smith College and received her master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. She has six honorary doctorates from New England colleges and universities for her body of work. The distinguished author of well over four hundred books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. Many of Yolen’s stories and poems are rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1968 for its intricate paper-cut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen’s relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr’s exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband’s interest in birding. You can visit Jane Yolen online at JaneYolen.com or follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/JaneYolen.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 5:30pm
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
In and Out the Window By Jane Yolen, Cathrin Peterslund (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Cathrin Peterslund (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593622513
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Philomel Books - March 12th, 2024

The largest single anthology of Jane Yolen's poetry, containing more than one hundred poems for all occasions—with fun black-and-white art throughout.

Our Kitchen
Smells of mornings,
blueberry muffins,
hot chocolate, tea.
It smells of bacon
and of eggs.
It smells of family.


Smout and the Lighthouse: A Story of Robert Louis Stevenson By Jane Yolen, John Patrick Pazdziora, Lyndsay Roberts Rayne (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780807574843
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 7th, 2023

Discover the unexpected beginnings of author Robert Louis Stevenson in this story about following your dreams.


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How Do Dinosaurs Say Trick or Treat? By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338891980
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Preorder Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 2nd, 2024

It's trick or treat time for our bestselling dinosaurs!


Too Many Golems By Jane Yolen, Maya Shleifer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Maya Shleifer (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781797212142
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2024

Award-winning author Jane Yolen brings us a delightfully humorous tale inspired by Jewish folklore of a well-intentioned but mischievous boy who accidentally summons ten golems.
 

“A truly original story that charmed me from start to finish.


The Apple Argument By Jane Yolen, Anita Barghigiani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Anita Barghigiani (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781728486451
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - May 7th, 2024

In the Garden of Eden, as soon as God buried Vegetables in the ground, and put Fruits on trees and vines, the Fruits began to argue among themselves. "I am hardiest," said Apple. "I am sweetest," said Grape. "Enough " said God, sending two caretakers to the Garden. "Eat me " the Fruits called to the caretakers. "Listen to the Fruits," the snake hissed.


Quiet as Mud By Jane Yolen, Nicole Wong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Nicole Wong (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781433841538
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Magination Press - April 23rd, 2024

A sweet poem about being an introvert in a big loud world.

Inspired by a quote from the late, great children's book author Margaret Wise Brown, this poem honors and celebrates the beauty of being your authentic self. Soothing rhymes and soft illustrations convey the peace of being alone with your thoughts.


Nana and Me: Special Poems Just for Us By Jane Yolen, Sejung Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Sejung Kim (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781638192145
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Moonshower - November 21st, 2023

From the pen of world-renowned poet, author, and nana, Jane Yolen, come nineteen poems about grandmothers from around the world.


Body Music: Poems about the Noises Your Body Makes By Jane Yolen, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Luis San Vicente (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781638192015
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Moonshower - September 5th, 2023

They burp. They fart. They creak. They crack. Bodies make MUSIC


Yuck, You Suck!: Poems about Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck By Heidi E. y. Stemple, Jane Yolen, Eugenia Nobati (Illustrator) Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781728415666
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - October 4th, 2022

Warning: this book sucks It bites, slurps, and sticks too.


Interrupting Cow Meets the Wise Quacker: Ready-to-Read Level 2 By Jane Yolen, Joëlle Dreidemy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Joëlle Dreidemy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665932752
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 2-8 Days
Published: Simon Spotlight - May 7th, 2024

From acclaimed, prolific author Jane Yolen comes the sixth hilarious Level 2 Ready-to-Read in the Interrupting Cow series following the cow as she meets a real wise quacker!

Interrupting Cow meets a new friend who knows more jokes than anyone on the farm. Interrupting Cow can’t believe her luck to have met a duck who loves to laugh as much as she does.


Tea with an Old Giant By Jane Yolen, Paolo Domeniconi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Paolo Domeniconi (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781478879671
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 2-8 Days
Published: Reycraft Books - November 7th, 2023