is the highly celebrated author of over 250 books ranging from picture books, poetry and anthologies to novels of science fiction, fantasy, and history, as well as adult fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She has been dubbed "The American Hans Christian Andersen" by Newsweek
and a "modern day Aesop" by the New York Times
. Her honors include authoring two Caldecott Medal books, The Emperor and the Kite
and Owl Moon;
two Nebula Awards for the novelettes "Sister Emily's Lightship" and "Lost Girls"; two Christopher Awards for The Seeing Stick
and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
; the World Fantasy Award, a National Book Award nomination, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Skylark Award, and many others. She has also received several honors for her body of work from places such as the Boston Public Library, and the New England Science Fiction Association. In addition she has received three honorary degrees including her most recent, an Honorary Doctorate from Smith College. Beyond writing books, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller, and teaches. www.janeyolen.com