The Girl who Cried Flowers: And Other Tales

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Crowell, 1974 - Juvenile Fiction - 55 pages
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Five tales, including one about a girl who cries flowers instead of tears. Golden Kite Award, 1974; National Book Award finalist, 1975. Recommended.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Tears never fell from her eyes. Instead blossoms cascaded down her cheeks: scarlet, gold, and blue in the spring, and snow-white in the fall." Besides the heroine of the title story there is a fearful ... Read full review

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User Review  - TadAD - LibraryThing

Though these stories are only 35 years old, they feel 135. Yolen has captured that particular flavor of language and rhythm that makes me think of the 19th century story tellers, with all their sense ... Read full review


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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.

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