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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780399241833
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 98
  • RRP: $39.99

Jan Brett's Little Library



Lively, colorful characters decorate a new slipcase for Jan Brett's Little Library, home to three favorite board books: The MittenThe Hat and Gingerbread Baby

Lively, colorful characters decorate a new slipcase for Jan Brett's Little Library, home to three favorite board books: The Mitten, The Hat and Gingerbread Baby. This new look is sure to pull in gift-givers who will find this little library the perfect gift year round, especially during the holiday season. It's the easy, surefire present to give to board book fans and a great way to make future readers of Jan Brett picture books!

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780399241833
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 98
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Jan Brett

With over thirty seven million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the USA's foremost author illustrators of children's books.

Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, 'I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.'

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. 'It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain,' she says. 'I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting.'

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. 'From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books.'

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