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Cover of Sea Queens by Jane Yolen

Sea Queens

Yes, I published PIRATES IN PETTICOATS back in 1963, but this book about women pirates is not a simple retread. It is entirely different, some new pirates added (like Grania O’Malley and Queen Teuta and Artemesia) and some dubious ones from the first book dropped. There is much more pirate

Cover of Troll Bridge by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Troll Bridge

After my son Adam and I wrote Pay the Piper, our first Rock-and-Roll fairy tale, we turned our attention to this book, Troll Bridge. Piper had been set in the Massachusetts area where Adam had grown up, but Bridge is set in Minnesota where he has lived for the past twenty years or so. We were

Cover of Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Pay the Piper

This short novel has a long and complicated history. My agent was phoned by an editor at Scholastic wanting to know if I had any interest in a new series they were starting called HORRORS! It was to be novels based on old fairy tales brought up to date, with a frisson of terror

Cover of Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories by Jane Yolen and Heidi E Y Stemple

Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, The

So there I was, walking around the halls of the International Reading Assn conference, and I stopped at the small but elegant display of Barefoot Books. I was immediately struck by their distinctive style. One in particular was The Barefoot Book of Opera Stories.

Cover of Mightier Than the Sword by Jane Yolen

Mightier Than the Sword

So many people wrote to me asking that I write a book for boys to pair with my collection Not One Damsel in Distress: Folk Tales for Strong Young Women, that I decided to try it.

Cover of Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast by Jane Yolen and Robert J Harris

Young Heroes: Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast

This third book in our Young Heroes series began with my vision of a girl and a bear roaming the woods together. In the old stories about Atalanta it was said that as an infant she’d been set out on a hillside to die, and was discovered and nursed by a bear.

Cover of Roanoke, The Lost Colony by Jane Yolen and Heidi E Y Stemple

History Mystery: Roanoke, The Lost Colony

In many ways this book was the hardest of all to write so far of the Unsolved Mysteries, because it had three separate stories of travel to America by boat, with slaughters on all sides, and then a missing colony. Also, because it dealt in part with