Jane Yolen Books In Order

Publication Order of Isabel the Witch Books

The Witch Who Wasn't (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Robot and Rebecca Books

The Mystery of the Code Carrying Kids (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Missing Owser (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Commander Toad Books

Commander Toad in Space (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commander Toad and the Big Black Hole (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commander Toad and the Dis-Asteroid (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commander Toad and the Intergalactic Spy (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commander Toad and the Space Pirates (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Commander Toad and the Voyage Home (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pit Dragons Books

Dragon's Blood (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart's Blood (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sending of Dragons (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Heart (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Books of the Great Alta Books

Sister Light, Sister Dark (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Jenna (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The One-Armed Queen (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Here There Be… Books

Here There Be Dragons (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here There Be Unicorns (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here There Be Witches (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here There Be Angels (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Merlin Books

Passager (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hobby (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merlin (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tartan Magic Books

The Wizard's Map (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pictish Child (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bagpiper's Ghost (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stuart Quartet Books

Queen's Own Fool (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl in the Cage (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Across the Water (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rogues (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Heroes Books

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jason and the Gorgon's Blood (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rock’n’ Roll Fairy Tale Books

Pay the Piper (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troll Bridge (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Foiled Books

Foiled (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curses! Foiled Again (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seelie Wars Books

The Hostage Prince (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Changeling (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seelie King's War (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stone Man Mysteries Books

Stone Cold (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Trust a City Kid (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inway Investigators (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Transfigured Hart (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mermaid's Three Wisdoms (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Spoke Chimp (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift of Sarah Barker (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone Silenus (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cards of Grief (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Arithmetic (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon's Boy (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard's Hall (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Briar Rose (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Wolf (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Hunt (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armaggedon Summer (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boots and the Seven Leaguers (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sword of the Rightful King (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Except the Queen (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dragon (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow in Summer (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy) (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Centaur Rising (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Plague of Unicorns (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trash Mountain (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mapping the Bones (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Baba Yaga (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jane Yolen is a published novelist. She is also a story teller, a poet, folklorist, song writer, journalist, and author of children’s books. Jackanory and Merlin became adapted into television series and The Devil’s Arithmetic a television movie in 1999.

Yolen has composed over 300 books throughout her career and received a number of awards and honors for her work. These include the Nebula Award, Caldecott Medal, and more. She has received honorary degrees from universities and colleges as well.

Jane Yolen was born in Manhattan on February 11, 1939. She was the first child of her mother Isabell and her father Will. Her mother gave up working to be home with her when Jane was born. Her father was a journalist that penned columns for local papers.

Her mother also volunteered in her spare time and would write short stories. Her family had daughters and a lack of sons at the time, so the Yolen name was passed on as a middle name so that the last name would go on. When her father got a new job in California working at the movie studios, the family moved there.

Her father would be doing film publicity in Hollywood. However, the family ended up going back to New York before Jane’s brother Steve would be born. Her father also joined the Army fighting in the second world war in England. At the time, the family lived with their grandparents in Virginia in the town of Newport News.

When the war had ended and her father returned, the family decided to move back to New York. They picked up and went to Manhattan to live for some time. Jane attended PS 93 and found that she enjoyed such activities as singing and writing. She also made a friendship with Susan Stamberg, who would go on to be a well known radio presenter.

Jane also showed more promise for writing, making a newspaper along with her sibling in their apartment. She would sell them to customers for a nickel each. Jane would also go on to be accepted to a high school that specialized in music and art. She also went to a summer Camp in Vermont before doing so, her first experience with Quakers.

Eventually her family decided that it was time to move again. They left Manhattan for Westport, Connecticut, where they had more space in a ranch home there. Jane attended school there and upon attending high school joined the choir, played basketball and made captain, joined the school’s paper and became the news editor, and also became vice president of Latin and Spanish club.

Jane graduated high school and decided that she would apply to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was accepted and attended. Yolen admits that she did not always have the highest grades while she was there. However, during her time, she also composed a poetry book, was the Press Board President, was involved in musicals and acting in shows, writing songs, and ended up graduating in the end.

After that, she moved to New York City and decided to work on writing children’s books. Her first book to be published also came out on her twenty-second birthday. It is titled Pirates in Petticoats. She also edited several books for young adults and adults. She married her husband David Stemple in 1962. He passed away in March of 2006.

Jane is a mother of three children with David and a grandmother to her grandchildren. Jane has written books with Adam Stemple, her son, as well. She currently resides in western Massachusetts right next to Heidi, her daughter, but also goes to her Scottish home in St. Andrews every year to live for four months.

Jane Yolen is the creator and the author of the Great Alta series. This fantasy genre fictional series first kicked off in 1988 with the release of the debut novel in the series. It was quickly followed by the second book, White Jenna. The third book came out slightly later in 1998 and is titled The One-Armed Queen.

Sister Light, Sister Dark is the esteemed first novel in the Great Alta series by acclaimed writer Jane Yolen. If you love interesting fantasy books that have their own worlds to explore, then this is the series and the book for you!

Alta is a great goddess and has decided that she has come up with a unique solution for Earth’s problems. The planet is blessed with forces of light and darkness at the same time. In order to have someone there to rule over them, she decides that she will create two queens.

The queens will be sisters and will be tasked to watch over and rule the light and dark forces of Earth. The goddess brings the queens to life after putting her hair’s golden left side into a plait and then letting it go into the night’s sinkhole. There she draws up a queen from the shadows and places her on the earth. Then she plaits her hair’s right side, the dark side, to draw the light queen out.

Alta puts her next to her sister, the dark queen. She tells them that they are to be sisters, and like images reflecting each other in the glass. When you see the one, you see the other. It is Alta’s wish that they collaborate in harmony, working as opposing yet perfect reflections of the other.

The reader meets Jenna, a young woman that grew up on the mountainside. There she was trained in the warrior arts and learned ancient magic from the women of the mountain. The biggest magic that there ever could be would to be call her sister out from the mirror of light and shadow land.

Skada is her dark sister and exists only in times of shadow or dark. What will happen if she calls her up? Read this book to find out.

White Jenna is the second book in the Great Alta series. The queen of the dark is Skada, while Jenna is the White Queen. Together they are bound, two halves of a whole. Will White Jenna’s arrival threaten the land? Read this sequel to find out!


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