Head to Red Balloon Bookshop for a very special Saturday storytime with best-selling, award-winning author Jane Yolen and her co-author and daughter, Heidi E.Y. Stemple! Jane and Heidi will share their new picture book, A Kite for Moon, a heartfelt story about a young boy's fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon. Join the authors for a storytime, Q&A, and book signing. All are welcome at this storytime author event, which will be best appreciated by kids 3 and up.
Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil's Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 365 books (she's lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature.
Heidi E.Y. Stemple didn't want to be a writer when she grew up. It wasn't until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published twenty books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.