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Jan Brett

Author of The Mitten

64+ Works 67,125 Members 1,423 Reviews 35 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less

Series

Works by Jan Brett

The Mitten (1989) 9,511 copies
The Hat (1997) 5,341 copies
Gingerbread Baby (1999) 3,288 copies
Town Mouse, Country Mouse (1994) 3,096 copies
The Umbrella (2002) 2,521 copies
The Wild Christmas Reindeer (1990) 2,438 copies
The Three Snow Bears (2007) 2,224 copies
Berlioz the Bear (1991) 2,173 copies
Hedgie's Surprise (2002) 2,127 copies
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1987) 2,101 copies
Annie and the Wild Animals (1985) 2,071 copies
Honey... Honey... Lion! (2005) 1,943 copies
Armadillo Rodeo (1995) 1,819 copies
On Noah's Ark (2003) 1,819 copies
Daisy Comes Home (2002) 1,751 copies
Trouble with Trolls (1992) 1,749 copies
Gingerbread Friends (2008) 1,465 copies
Comet's Nine Lives (1996) 1,441 copies
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1986) 1,308 copies
Christmas Trolls (1993) 1,217 copies
The Easter Egg (2010) 1,135 copies
The First Dog (1988) 1,133 copies
Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (1981) 1,121 copies
Hedgie Loves to Read (2006) 1,110 copies
Beauty and the Beast (1989) 748 copies
Hedgie Blasts Off! (2006) 627 copies
Home for Christmas (2011) 627 copies
The 3 Little Dassies (2010) 505 copies
Mossy (2012) 455 copies
The Animals' Santa (2014) 415 copies
The Snowy Nap (2018) 407 copies
Gingerbread Christmas (2016) 334 copies
The Turnip (2015) 205 copies
The Mermaid (2017) 181 copies
Cozy (2020) 174 copies
Jan Brett's The Nutcracker (2021) 143 copies
Jan Brett's Snowy Treasury (2009) 127 copies
Cozy in Love (2022) 38 copies
Jan Brett's Little Library (2003) 15 copies
Jan Brett's Animal Treasury (2017) 12 copies
Good Luck Sneakers (1983) 8 copies
Running Free (1984) 3 copies
Un jardin tout en fleurs (1999) 2 copies
DANS MA FAMILLE (2008) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Valentine Bears (1983) — Illustrator — 1,439 copies
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning (1980) — Illustrator — 1,027 copies
The Mother's Day Mice (1986) — Illustrator — 907 copies
Scary, Scary Halloween (1986) — Illustrator — 724 copies
Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Village (1992) — some editions — 215 copies
Happy Birthday, Dear Duck (1988) — Illustrator — 182 copies
Noelle of the Nutcracker (1986) — Illustrator, some editions — 98 copies
The Enchanted Book: A Tale from Krakow (1987) — Illustrator — 47 copies
The Secret Clocks: Time Senses of Living Things (1979) — Illustrator — 32 copies
Young Melvin and Bulger (1979) — Illustrator — 28 copies
In the Castle of Cats (1981) — Illustrator — 14 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 9, May 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 7, March 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, November 1977 (1971) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1, September 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, June 1978 — Illustrator — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 1977 (1970) — Illustrator — 2 copies
The Story of Santa Claus (1987) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 12, August 1978 (1978) — Illustrator — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Other names
Brett Bowler, Jan
Birthdate
1949-12-01
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
Places of residence
Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
Education
Boston Museum School
Occupations
illustrator
author

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Reviews

Bravo, Daisy!
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 57 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
Jan is so lovely, and so is everything she creates.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 32 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |
A cute book regarding turning the tide on the other and getting even. In Africa, two animals work together with end end result of sharing the reward. The Honeyguide and the Honey badger are partners. Usually, the honeyguide finds the honeycomb and the honey badger, with long claws, cracks open the honeycomb and both share the reward.

Until, one day, greedy, hungry honey badger selfishly eats all the honey. Honeyguide is not happy and decides to lead a chase to what the badger thinks is his share.

However, on his tail was a huge lion. Badger ran as fast as possible, missing the lion's claws by mere inches.
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Whisper1 | 32 other reviews | Mar 30, 2024 |
Jan Brett's books never cease to amaze. She is incredibly talented, and I simply enjoy looking at her marvelous astistry. Young Hedgie the hedgehog feels the chill in the air and knows snow is not far behind. This year, Hedgie vows to stay awake throughout the winter and enjoy the beauty of fresh snow that coats every thing around the farm. This year, Hedgie doesn't want to miss a minute.

This is yet another beautiul book that I've come to expect from Jan Brett. While Snowy wants to stay awake, she is having a difficult time keeping her eyes open. Young Lisa loves all the creatures that live on the farm. She makes a special basket bed for Hedgie and brings her inside. Every day there is something new to watch. The chicken coup sparkles; Lisa's skating around the ice with the ducks brings special job. And this year she is awake long enough to see the snowmen Lisa made. Every day Hedgie had a more difficult time staying awake. But, one day she awakes to all the animals that belong in the barn and in the woods now inside the house.

I always enjoy the creativity of this artist.
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Statistics

Works
64
Also by
21
Members
67,125
Popularity
#201
Rating
4.1
Reviews
1,423
ISBNs
736
Languages
11
Favorited
35

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