Jane Yolen

Called alternatively the "Hans Christian Andersen of America" (NEWSWEEK) and "the Aesop of the 20th century" (NEW YORK TIMES), Jane Yolen is a story teller, novelist, children's book author, poet, and playwright. Ms. Yolen's books, poems, and stories have won many awards including, among others, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the Jewish Book Award, and the Christopher Medal. She has published more than 200 books.