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Jan Brett

Forfatter af The Mitten

64+ Works 66,067 Members 1,416 Reviews 35 Favorited

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Værker af Jan Brett

The Mitten (1989) 9,393 eksemplarer
The Hat (1997) 5,266 eksemplarer
Gingerbread Baby (1999) 3,240 eksemplarer
Town Mouse, Country Mouse (1994) 3,049 eksemplarer
The Umbrella (2002) 2,491 eksemplarer
The Wild Christmas Reindeer (1990) 2,413 eksemplarer
The Night Before Christmas [Jan Brett] (1848) 2,216 eksemplarer
The Three Snow Bears (2007) 2,185 eksemplarer
Berlioz the Bear (1991) 2,140 eksemplarer
Hedgie's Surprise (2002) 2,097 eksemplarer
Annie and the Wild Animals (1985) 2,040 eksemplarer
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1987) 2,040 eksemplarer
Honey... Honey... Lion! (2005) 1,909 eksemplarer
Armadillo Rodeo (1995) 1,795 eksemplarer
On Noah's Ark (2003) 1,795 eksemplarer
Trouble with Trolls (1992) 1,735 eksemplarer
Daisy Comes Home (2002) 1,716 eksemplarer
The Owl and the Pussycat (Jan Brett) (1991) 1,518 eksemplarer
Gingerbread Friends (2008) 1,438 eksemplarer
Comet's Nine Lives (1996) 1,420 eksemplarer
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? (2002) 1,399 eksemplarer
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1986) 1,288 eksemplarer
Christmas Trolls (1993) 1,203 eksemplarer
The First Dog (1988) 1,117 eksemplarer
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (1981) 1,098 eksemplarer
The Easter Egg (2010) 1,093 eksemplarer
Hedgie Loves to Read (2006) 1,088 eksemplarer
Beauty and the Beast (1989) 728 eksemplarer
Hedgie Blasts Off! (2006) 620 eksemplarer
Home for Christmas (2011) 611 eksemplarer
The 3 Little Dassies (2010) 489 eksemplarer
Mossy (2012) 446 eksemplarer
The Animals' Santa (2014) 407 eksemplarer
The Snowy Nap (2018) 392 eksemplarer
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella (2013) 379 eksemplarer
Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury (2001) 367 eksemplarer
Gingerbread Christmas (2016) 324 eksemplarer
The Turnip (2015) 203 eksemplarer
The Mermaid (2017) 178 eksemplarer
Cozy (2020) 168 eksemplarer
Jan Brett's The Nutcracker (2021) 136 eksemplarer
Jan Brett's Snowy Treasury (2009) 123 eksemplarer
The Tale of the Tiger Slippers (2019) 72 eksemplarer
Cozy in Love (2022) 37 eksemplarer
Jan Brett's Little Library (2003) 15 eksemplarer
Jan Brett's Animal Treasury (2017) 13 eksemplarer
Good Luck Sneakers (1983) 8 eksemplarer
Running Free (1984) 3 eksemplarer
Left By Themselves 2 eksemplarer
Un jardin tout en fleurs (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Cheyenne Again 1 eksemplar
DANS MA FAMILLE (2008) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Valentine Bears (1983) — Illustrator — 1,416 eksemplarer
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning (1980) — Illustrator — 995 eksemplarer
The Mother's Day Mice (1986) — Illustrator — 893 eksemplarer
Scary, Scary Halloween (1986) — Illustrator — 716 eksemplarer
Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Village (1992)nogle udgaver212 eksemplarer
Happy Birthday, Dear Duck (1988) — Illustrator — 178 eksemplarer
The Enchanted Book: A Tale from Krakow (1987) — Illustrator — 44 eksemplarer
The Secret Clocks: Time Senses of Living Things (1979) — Illustrator — 32 eksemplarer
Young Melvin and Bulger (1979) — Illustrator — 28 eksemplarer
In the Castle of Cats (1981) — Illustrator — 14 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 9, May 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 5 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 7, March 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 5 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, November 1977 (1971) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1, September 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, June 1978 — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1980 — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 1977 (1970) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
The Story of Santa Claus (1987) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 12, August 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar

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AnkaraLibrary | 37 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 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.
 
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Grandma_B | 8 andre anmeldelser | 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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Værker
64
Also by
20
Medlemmer
66,067
Popularitet
#209
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
1,416
ISBN
736
Sprog
11
Udvalgt
35

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