Jane Yolen Biography

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The award-winning Armageddon Summer represents the first collaborative effort of prolific authors Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville. Both are primarily fantasists whose publishing credits reflect a strong interest in literature for children and young adults.

The life stories of both authors include a childhood love of books and writing in which family influences play a part. Yolen particularly claims an interest in religious matters that developed in her early years.

Although both authors are equally responsible for Armageddon Summer, they agree that Yolen conceived the idea and led the way.

Yolen was born in New York City, New York, on February 11, 1939, into a Jewish family gifted in storytelling and writing.

Her father, Will Hyatt Yolen, worked as a journalist and publicist and wrote books and radio scripts. Her mother, Isabelle Berlin Yolen, liked to write stories and develop puzzles and acrostics (taking the first...

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