Cover of Here There Be Angels by Jane Yolen

Here There Be Angels

Short stories and poems all written by me, having to do with angels. A few–like “Angelica” had been published before. But a number are brand new to the book, like “Fallen Angel,” a story about an angel whose wings have been burned up when he falls to the earth and how three children build him new ones. Each story and poem begins with a short introduction about how it came to be written.

The Here there Be… series


  • One of the stories from this book, “The Word the Devil Made Up”, won the 1997 Storytelling World Award.
  • The book was on the 1997-98 Charlie May Simon Preliminary Reading List.
  • It was also on the Young Adult Children’s Choices for 1998.

What reviewers have said:

  • “Here are some of the best angels tories yet…”—NAPRA Review
  • “A beautiful gift book with stories and poems,”—Indianapolis Crescent-News
  • “A heavenly collection of musings,, stories, and poems…”—The West Orange Times, Orlando, Fla
  • “Stories…that manage to be charming, chilling, hopeful by turn, always heartfelt and never twee.”—Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine
  • “The writing is elegant and lucid with precise, striking imagery.”—VOYA
  • “A welcome addition to an interesting series.”—School Library Journal

Available in hardcover and paperback.