Jan Brett Awesome Children’s Book Illusstrator & Author 20.10.2017

 

Jan Brett Awesome Children’s Book Illusstrator & Author

R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG 20th October 2017

I love the world of children’s books. It is full of talented writers and artistes.

Jan Brett is one of my real, most favourites. She is so talented on writing and illustrating. I love her illustrations. Awesome is the only word to describe her work.

I have one from her book images HEDGIE HEDGEHOG at the top of my blog. Do get a copy of at least one of them, you’ll be mesmerised by their beauty and detail. I love it and find something different every time I look at it. I see myself as hedgehog shape too. I think it’s the animal I am most like.

 

Jan Brett is currently touring in the US to promote the Mermaid her latest book, in a tour bus. How fantastic is that? Amazong. Lets learn more about her.

 

Jan Brett (born December 1, 1949) is an American illustrator and writer of children’s picture books. She is known for colorful, detailed depictions of a wide variety of animals and human cultures ranging from Scandinavia to Africa. Her best-known titles include The Mitten, The Hat, and Gingerbread Baby. She has adapted or retold numerous traditional stories such as the Gingerbread Man and Goldilocks and has illustrated some classics such as “The Owl and the Pussycat”.

 

With over forty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’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.”

Books Written and Illustrated by Jan Brett

CATCH UP with her site : janbrett.com

GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2016

 

FRITZ AND THE BEAUTIFUL HORSES–G.P. Putnam’s Sons-2016

 

THE FIRST DOG–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2015

 

THE ANIMALS’ SANTA–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2014

 

MOSSY–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–(September 2012)

 

ANNIE AND THE WILD ANIMALS–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2014

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2012

 

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2011

 

THE 3 LITTLE DASSIES–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2010

 

THE EASTER EGG–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2010

 

JAN BRETT’S SNOWY TREASURY–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2009¶

 

GINGERBREAD FRIENDS–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2008

 

HEDGIE BLASTS OFF!–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2006

 

HEDGIE LOVES TO READ–Free Book!

 

THE UMBRELLA–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2004

 

DAISY COMES HOME–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2002

 

CHRISTMAS TREASURY–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2001

 

HEDGIE’S SURPRISE–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2000

 

THE HAT–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–1997

 

COMET’S NINE LIVES–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–1996

 

ARMADILLO RODEO–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–1995

 

CHRISTMAS TROLLS–G P. Putnam’s Sons–1993

 

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1992

 

BERLIOZ THE BEAR–G P. Putnam’s Sons–1991

 

THE WILD CHRISTMAS REINDEER–G P. Putnam’s Sons–1990

 

 

Books Retold and Illustrated by Jan Brett

 

 

THE MERMAID–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2017

 

THE THREE SNOW BEARS–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2007

 

HONEY…HONEY…LION!–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2005

 

ON NOAH’S ARK–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2003

 

WHO’S THAT KNOCKING ON CHRISTMAS EVE–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–2002

 

GINGERBREAD BABY–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1999

 

TOWN MOUSE, COUNTRY MOUSE–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1994

 

THE MITTEN–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1989

 

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1987

 

 

 

Books Illustrated by Jan Brett

 

THE TURNIP–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–(November 2015)

 

CINDERS a Chicken Cinderella–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–November 2013

 

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1998

 

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT–G. P. Putnam’s Sons–1991

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DUCK–Clarion–1988

 

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS–G.P. Putnam’s Sons–1986

 

SCARY, SCARY HALLOWEEN–Clarion–1986

 

MOTHER’S DAY MICE–Clarion–1986

 

NOELLE OF THE NUTCRACKER–Houghton Mifflin–1986

 

VALENTINE BEARS–Clarion–1983

  1. PATRICK’S DAY IN THE MORNING–Clarion–1980

 

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Be so good they can’t ignore you – Steve Martin

 

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…a Jan Brett book

 

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Archeologist: someone whose carreer lies in ruins.

 

LOVE SONG FOR MAMMA

Happy Together – The Turtles

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