The Books of Great Alta: Sister Light, Sister Dark; White Jenna

The Books of Great Alta: Sister Light, Sister Dark; White Jenna

by Jane Yolen
     
 

In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon.

And we learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self: what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs

Overview

In the classic of modern fantasy, we hear the tale, ancient and brazen, of White Jenna, born in sorrow, raised among warrior women,and taught to call forth her shadow sister by the light of the moon.

And we learn what the later world makes of the lives of Jenna, of her princely lover, and her shadow-self: what legends are told of the White Queen, what songs are sung of King Longbow, what tales are whispered of Dark Skada. Of the tragic myths and glorious histories that time will make of their lives—and their deaths.

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From the Publisher
"Jane Yolen is a national treasure"—Greg Bear

"Belongs on the same shelf as Ursula K. Le Guin and Patricia McKillip."—Marion Zimmer Bradley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312862589
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
03/15/1997
Series:
Books of Great Alta Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Yolen's graceful rhythms and outrageous rhymes have been gathered in numerous collections. She has earned many awards over the years: the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Society of Children's Book Writers Award, the Mythopoetic Society's Aslan Award, the Christopher Medal, the Boy's Club Jr. Book Award, the Garden State Children's Book Award, the Daedalus Award, a number of Parents' Choice Magazine Awards, and many more. Her books and stories have been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Swedish, Nowegian, Danish, Afrikaans, !Xhosa, Portuguese, and Braille.

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