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Transcript of Jan Brett
Siberian Husky, Perky Pumpkin,
fourteen chickens Jan's Pets: Jan was also inspired as a child by her uncle, Harold Brett, who was famous for his magazine and book illustrations. 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." Her paintings continue to inspire her as well. As Jan illustrates her stories, she remembers the Museum of Fine Arts, where she spent hours overwhelmed by the beauty of the room-size landscapes, the towering stone sculptures, delicately embroidered kimonos, and the ancient porcelain. China Nunavut Territory in Canada Norway Her Trademark: use of exquisite details to draw readers into story
weaves a story within a story by use of new vantage points in the borders or foreshadows the arrival of new characters The details of her stories are always culture inclusive. Comet's Nine Lives The Wild Christmas Reindeer Now lives With her husband, Joe Hearne, in a seacoast town in Massachusetts near where she grew up. Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan's Accomplishments She has over 37 million books in print. Has been on the Top Ten Children's Picture Book and New York Times Bestseller List for many of her books. Received the Parent's Choice Award in 1994. As well as many other awards too numerous to name. Have students form a human knot in which they have to untangle themselves without talking. What inspired you to use so many different countries in your books? Do you have a special place you work in? Which of your books is your favorite? Have you ever thought of creating a story where you intertwine two of your stories?