The Last Selchie Child

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A Midsummer Night's Press, 2012 - Poetry - 63 pages
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Poetry. Magical transformations, enchanted mirrors, talking animals, familiar tales in unfamiliar guises, all these and more are found in the pages of THE LAST SELCHIE CHILD.

Retellings of archetypal myths and fairy tales and the nature of storytelling itself are explored in this new collection of poems by Jane Yolen.

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User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

I am calling this book's size the Pocket Poetry Edition. It's a lovely little volume of fairy tale influenced poems from Yolen that contains both older and never before published work. I would recommend it most to passionate readers/writers and fairytale lovers. Read full review

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

Advanced reading copy from Midsummers Night Press. These poems are new takes, or rather extensions within the worlds of well-known and also more obscure fairy tale lands. I could relate best to the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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