Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a virtual story time and Q&A with Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, The Emperor and the Kite and Plymouth Rocks! Jane will be in conversation with Heidi Stemple. This event is free and open to the public, but you will need to register to join the Zoom.
Copies of the book that are purchased through the event links will include signed bookplates!
About the Book
Prolific storyteller Jane Yolen marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower‘s arrival by channeling the voice of Plymouth Rock itself. A funny (and fact-checked!) look at a historical monument.
The history of Plymouth Rock is explained–by the rock itself. Playful, clever verses offer a comprehensive window into the events leading up to the 1620 landing and beyond, dispelling common misconceptions along the way. Alternating with Rock’s poems is a witty analysis of the truthfulness of its statements, told in the voice of the Fact Checker. Truly a book for today’s savvy media consumers.
About Jane Yolen
Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. All 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 1983 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.
About Virtual Events
To attend this virtual event, you will need access to the internet and a computer or other “smart” device to stream the content. We are hosting this event via Zoom, please use the registration form (linked above) to sign up for this event (we will send the Zoom link on the day of the event).
Prolific storyteller Jane Yolen marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival by channeling the voice of Plymouth Rock itself. A funny (and fact-checked!) look at a historical monument.