In and Out the Window

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In and Out the Window

By  Jane Yolen , Illustrated By  Cathrin Peterslund
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The largest single anthology of Jane Yolen's poetry, containing more than one hundred poems for all occasions—with fun black-and-white art throughout.

Our Kitchen
Smells of mornings,
blueberry muffins,
hot chocolate, tea.
It smells of bacon
and of eggs.
It smells of family.

For the first time, legendary author Jane Yolen gathers the largest single anthology of her poetry celebrating childhood. At home or at school, playing sports or practicing music, enjoying the holidays or delighting in each season, Jane Yolen’s masterful collection shows just how lively it is to be a kid. With whimsical artwork by Cathrin Peterslund, this collection of more than one hundred poems is a classic that children are sure to return to again and again.

Jane Yolen was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and Mystic, Connecticut. She graduated from Smith College and received her master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. She has six honorary doctorates from New England colleges and universities for her body of work. The distinguished author of well over four hundred books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. Many of Yolen’s stories and poems are rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1968 for its intricate paper-cut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen’s relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr’s exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband’s interest in birding. You can visit Jane Yolen online at or follow her on Facebook at

Cathrin Peterslund is an illustrator from Denmark. She attended the Animation Workshop, where she studied comics and illustration, and in 2017 earned a BA in graphic storytelling. She enjoys exploring patterns and textures, using both traditional and digital media, and her work is very often highly detailed, inspired by nature, folklore, and magical universes. You can visit Cathrin Peterslund online at or follow her on Instagram @CathrinPeterslund.

ISBN: 9780593622513

ISBN-10: 9780593622513

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: 03/12/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/12/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 208

Language: English


Juvenile Fiction / Poetry

Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings