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New England Public Radio (NEPR) Interview —Collaboration in Children's Books - Jane Yolen and Bob Marstall

by John Voci. In children’s picture books, true collaborations between authors and illustrators are uncommon. But Hatfield, Massachusetts, author Jane Yolen and Easthampton illustrator Bob Marstall are two old friends. Their work together on the picture book On Bird Hill all began with a doodle...

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Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages; You Nest Here With Me, which is a popular new favorite; and the New York Times best-selling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world.

Jane's husband, David Stemple, was both a well-known bird recordist and a professor of computer science and he taught the entire family how to enjoy birds. Many of Jane’s books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane (with David formerly) lives in Hatfield MA.

Author Video Feature


From Author Ed Scholes & Photographer Tim Laman of BIRDS OF PARADISE: A COLORING EXPEDITION, the original expedition team presents this video, which has been viewed more than 11 million times on YouTube! The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby islands, Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever. This trailer gives a sense of their monumental undertaking and the spectacular footage that resulted. Filmed by Tim Laman, Ed Scholes, and Eric Liner.

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