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Jane (Hyatt) Yolen (1939-)

Awards, Honors

Boys' Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968, for The Minstrel and the Mountain; Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, 1968, for The Emperor and the Kite, and 1973, for The Girl Who Loved the Wind; Best Books of the Year selection, New York Times, 1968, for The Emperor Flies a Kite; World on a String: The Story of Kites was named an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book, 1968; Chandler Book Talk Reward of Merit, 1970; Children's Book Showcase of the Children's Book Council citations, 1973, for The Girl Who Loved the Wind, and 1976, for The Little Spotted Fish; Golden Kite Award, Society of Children's Book Writers, 1974, ALA Notable Book, 1975, and National Book Award nomination, 1975, all for The Girl Who Cried Flowers and Other Tales; Golden Kite Honor Book, 1975, for The Transfigured Hart, and 1976, for The Moon Ribbon and Other Tales; Christopher Medal, 1978, for The Seeing Stick, and 2000, for How Do Dinosaurs Say Good-night?; Children's Choice, International Reading Association (IRA)/Children's Book Council (CBC), 1980, for Mice on Ice, and 1983, for Dragon's Blood; Parents' LL.D., College of Our Lady of the Elms (Chicopee, MA), 1981, and Smith College, 2003; Choice Awards, Parents' Choice Foundation, 1982, for Dragon's Blood, 1984, for The Stone Silenus, and 1989, for Piggins and The Three Bears Rhyme Book; School Library Journal Best Books for Young Adults citations, 1982, for The Gift of Sarah Barker, and 1985, for Heart's Blood; Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association, 1983, for Commander Toad in Space; CRABbery Award from Acton, MD, Public Library, 1983, for Dragon's Blood; Heart's Blood selected among ALA's Best Books for Young Adults, 1984; Mythopoeic Society Fantasy Award, 1984, for Cards of Grief, 1993, for Briar Rose, 1998, for "Young Merlin" trilogy; Daedelus Award, 1986; The Lullaby Songbook and The Sleeping Beauty selected among Child Study Association of America's Children's Books of the Year, 1987; World Fantasy Award, 1988, for Favorite Folktales from around the World; Parents' Choice Silver Seal Award, Jewish Book Council Award, and Association of Jewish Libraries Award, all 1988, Judy Lopez Honor Book, and Nebula Award finalist, both 1989, and Maude Hart Lovelace Award, 1996, all for The Devil's Arithmetic; Kerlan Award, 1988, for "singular achievements in the creation of children's literature"; Golden Sower Award, Nebraska Library Association, 1989, and Charlotte Award, New York State Reading Association, both for Piggins; Smith College Medal, 1990; Skylark Award, New England Science Fiction Association, 1990; Regina Medal, 1992, for body of writing; Keene State College Children's Literature Festival award, 1995; Storytelling World Award, 1997, for "The World the Devil Made Up"; honorary doctorate, Keene State College, 1998; Literary Light Award, Boston Library, 1998; Nebula Award for Best Short Story, 1997, for "Sister Emily's Lightship"; Nebula Award for Best Novelette, 1998, for "Lost Girls"; Anna V. Zarrow Award, 1999; Smith College Remarkable Women designation, 1999; National Outdoor Book Award, 2002, for Wild Wings; National Storytelling Network ORACLE Award, 2003; Writer Award, 2004. The Emperor and the Kite named a Caldecott Medal honor book, 1968, for illustrations by Ed Young; Owl Moon received the Caldecott Medal, 1988, for illustrations by John Schoenherr.

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Brief BiographiesBiographies: Carlos Watson Biography - Was a Student Journalist to Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) BiographyJane (Hyatt) Yolen (1939-) Biography - Personal, Career, Member, Awards, Honors, Adaptations, Sidelights - Addresses, Writings, Work in Progress