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Jan Brett

Autor/a de The Mitten

64+ obres 66,101 Membres 1,417 Ressenyes 35 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Bestselling children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett was born on December 1, 1949. She decided to be an illustrator when she was a child and is known for her detailed and carefully-researched work. Brett grew up in New England and attended the Boston Museum School. Her books have received mostra'n més much acclaim by publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker, Parents magazine, Redbook, and Publishers Weekly. In 2005 Brett earned the Boston Public Library's Lifetime Achievement Award. Her book Three Little Dassies was published in 2010 and made the New York Times bestseller list. Other of her works that have made the New York Times best seller list are: Home for Christmas 2011, Mossy 2012, Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella., 2014 The Animal's Santa. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Jan Brett

The Mitten (1989) 9,396 exemplars
The Hat (1997) 5,268 exemplars
Gingerbread Baby (1999) 3,241 exemplars
Town Mouse, Country Mouse (1994) 3,049 exemplars
The Umbrella (2002) 2,491 exemplars
The Wild Christmas Reindeer (1990) 2,414 exemplars
The Three Snow Bears (2007) 2,187 exemplars
Berlioz the Bear (1991) 2,140 exemplars
Hedgie's Surprise (2002) 2,098 exemplars
Annie and the Wild Animals (1985) 2,043 exemplars
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1987) 2,043 exemplars
Honey... Honey... Lion! (2005) 1,911 exemplars
On Noah's Ark (2003) 1,796 exemplars
Armadillo Rodeo (1995) 1,794 exemplars
Trouble with Trolls (1992) 1,735 exemplars
Daisy Comes Home (2002) 1,718 exemplars
The Owl and the Pussycat (Jan Brett) (1991) 1,519 exemplars
Gingerbread Friends (2008) 1,439 exemplars
Comet's Nine Lives (1996) 1,420 exemplars
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1986) 1,288 exemplars
Christmas Trolls (1993) 1,204 exemplars
The First Dog (1988) 1,117 exemplars
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (1981) 1,100 exemplars
The Easter Egg (2010) 1,094 exemplars
Hedgie Loves to Read (2006) 1,088 exemplars
Beauty and the Beast (1989) 728 exemplars
Hedgie Blasts Off! (2006) 620 exemplars
Home for Christmas (2011) 611 exemplars
The 3 Little Dassies (2010) 489 exemplars
Mossy (2012) 446 exemplars
The Animals' Santa (2014) 407 exemplars
The Snowy Nap (2018) 393 exemplars
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella (2013) 381 exemplars
Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury (2001) 368 exemplars
Gingerbread Christmas (2016) 324 exemplars
The Turnip (2015) 203 exemplars
The Mermaid (2017) 178 exemplars
Cozy (2020) 168 exemplars
Jan Brett's The Nutcracker (2021) 136 exemplars
Jan Brett's Snowy Treasury (2009) 124 exemplars
The Tale of the Tiger Slippers (2019) 72 exemplars
Cozy in Love (2022) 37 exemplars
Jan Brett's Little Library (2003) 15 exemplars
Jan Brett's Animal Treasury (2017) 13 exemplars
Good Luck Sneakers (1983) 8 exemplars
Running Free (1984) 3 exemplars
Left By Themselves 2 exemplars
Un jardin tout en fleurs (1999) 2 exemplars
Cheyenne Again 1 exemplars
DANS MA FAMILLE (2008) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Valentine Bears (1983) — Il·lustrador — 1,418 exemplars
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning (1980) — Il·lustrador — 995 exemplars
The Mother's Day Mice (1986) — Il·lustrador — 894 exemplars
Scary, Scary Halloween (1986) — Il·lustrador — 716 exemplars
Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Village (1992)algunes edicions212 exemplars
Happy Birthday, Dear Duck (1988) — Il·lustrador — 178 exemplars
The Enchanted Book: A Tale from Krakow (1987) — Il·lustrador — 45 exemplars
The Secret Clocks: Time Senses of Living Things (1979) — Il·lustrador — 32 exemplars
Young Melvin and Bulger (1979) — Il·lustrador — 28 exemplars
In the Castle of Cats (1981) — Il·lustrador — 14 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 9, May 1978 (1978) — Il·lustrador — 5 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 7, March 1978 (1978) — Il·lustrador — 5 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, November 1977 (1971) — Il·lustrador — 3 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1, September 1978 (1978) — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, June 1978 — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1980 — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 1977 (1970) — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
The Story of Santa Claus (1987) — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1978 (1978) — Il·lustrador — 2 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 12, August 1978 (1978) — Il·lustrador — 1 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Altres noms
Brett Bowler, Jan
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
Boston Museum School



The classic French fairytale of Cinderella gets the galline treatment in this picture book from prolific author/illustrator Jan Brett, who transplants the story to an eighteenth-century Russian henhouse. As a young Russian girl named Tasha goes to feed her flock of chickens one bitterly cold night, falling asleep in the cozy hen tower, the chickens themselves (dressed in traditional Russian finery) head to a ball at Prince Cockerel's ice palace. Only drab little Cinders doesn't go, until her fairy godmother, a beautiful Silkie hen, give her everything she needs to attend. The rest of the story plays out as one would expect, and the book closes with the return of Tasha's father, bringing a handsome cockerel with him...

Apparently Jan Brett keeps chickens, and is a great admirer of their lively personalities. After a discussion with her editor, also a chicken admirer, she decided to retell Cinderella in this form, and to set it in a Russian winter. She and her husband travelled to St. Petersburg to visit palaces and country dachas, in order to gain aesthetic inspiration. The result is a book that, although visually pleasing—beautifully painted and ornately decorative, it has the lovely side panels I have come to expect from Brett's work—failed to appeal to me as it might have done. I think in the end I just couldn't warm to the idea of a chicken Cinderella, despite the book's other good qualities. Other readers might feel differently of course, and it is to them, and to fans of Jan Brett's artwork that I would recommend this one.
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Mar 3, 2024 |
Another beautifully illustrated picture book by Jan Brett. Having chickens as the characters in a Cinderella fairytale is kind of an unusual choice, but why not? It's still a (prince) charming story for early elementary kids.
Grandma_B | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2024 |
The traditional English folktale of The Three Little Pigs has been transplanted to the Namib Desert, and the pigs transformed into dassies—otherwise known as the rock hyrax, these small mammals are (despite their size) closely related to the elephant—in this charming picture book from author/illustrator Jan Brett. As sisters Mimbi, Pimbi and Timbi move away from the rest of their family, seeking a cooler home at the foot of the mountains, they each build a home for themselves: one made of woven grass, one made of sticks, and one made of rocks. When the local eagle begins to hunt them, the former two homes are quickly demolished, and their residents taken to the eagle's eyrie. It is the third home that stands the test, protecting its owner from attack. Fortunately for the two captured dassies, Agama Man the lizard effects an escape and all ends well, except perhaps for the eagle...

According to the rear dust-jacket flap, The 3 Little Dassies was inspired by a trip Jan Brett made with her husband to Namibia, during which she encountered these cute little creatures. Although sometimes leery of these kinds of transplanted tales, especially when such changes divorce a story from its own cultural context for no good reason, this particular storytelling transformation didn't really bother me. I think this is owing to three factors. First, the characters are animals rather than humans—nothing annoys me more than this mistaken notion that fairy and folklore needs to be made diverse by these kind of interventions, when world folklore is already diverse—second, Jan Brett's artwork is lovely and her storytelling appealing; and third, it felt as if the changes made had actual significance. Which is to say: the transformation actually served a storytelling purpose. As it happens, dassies do live in stone "houses," using the rocks in their native habitat to protect themselves from the eagles which hunt them. Thus the The Three Little Pigs story fits in well with the native reality of Namibia. This, as well as the eventual fate of the eagle (the stand-in here for the big bad wolf), whose feathers are singed black by the fire into which he attempts to dive, also turns this folktale into a pourquoi story, one which explains why the eagles of the region are black, and why dassies live amongst the rocks. Leaving that all aside, this was also just a charming tale, accompanied by lovely artwork. Recommended to all young folklore enthusiasts.
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AbigailAdams26 | Hi ha 44 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |



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