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A letter from Phoenix Farm / by Jane Yolen ; photographs by Jason Stemple.

By: Yolen, Jane.
Contributor(s): Stemple, Jason [ill.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Meet the author (Katonah, N.Y.): Publisher: Katonah, N.Y. : R.C. Owen Publishers, c1992Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1878450360 (hardcover); 9781878450364 (hardcover).Subject(s): Yolen, Jane -- Juvenile literature | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Letter from Phoenix Farm.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B Summary: An autobiographical account of the prominent author Jane Yolen and how her daily life and writing process are interwoven.
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An autobiographical account of the prominent author Jane Yolen and how her daily life and writing process are interwoven.

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Gr 1-4-- These autobiographical accounts read like conversations with familiar friends. The authors' words draw readers into their lives, and the excellent full-color photographs of home, working environment, and family help children participate in their worlds. Although each volume stands alone, the three of them reveal different approaches to writing and show how authors integrate their work and life in many ways. Rylant, for example, writes outside with pen and paper while Martin works at his computer. He travels frequently to tell stories while Yolen has reduced her travel because of other commitments. All three writers discuss not only their working routines but also their sources of ideas. Certainly these books would encourage children in their own creative activities. --Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1960 and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults, and adults. <p> Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic. She has won numerous awards including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, 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. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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