Jan Brett

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Jan Brett

Has sold over 37 million books. Frequent Boston Marathon Runner. Troll Lover.Had a hedgehog as a first pet. Her husband Joe plays for the Boston Symphony.

Gingerbread Baby, Three Snow Bears, The Mitten, Cinders A Chicken Cinderella, The Umbrella, Trouble with Trolls, Hedgie's Surprise, The Easter Egg, Daisy Comes Home.

Jan Brett knew she wanted to be an artist from the time she was in Kindergarden. She spent days making drawings of far off places she had imagined in her head. While she was a student at Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. It was the landscapes there that inspired her love of travel that also contribute to her imaginative books.

Jan Brett Biography

Parents' Choice award, Parents' Choice Foundation, 1981, for Fritz and the Beautiful Horses, 1988, for Mother's Day Mice; In the Castle of Cats and Fritz and the Beautiful Horses selected as Children's Choice titles, International Reading Association, 1982; Ambassador of Honor Book designation, English-Speaking Union of the United States, 1983, for Some Birds Have Funny Names; University of Nebraska Children's Book Award, 1984, for Fritz and the Beautiful Horses; Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children designation, National Science Teachers Association, 1984, for Some Plants Have Funny Names; top ten children's books of the year choice, Redbook magazine, 1985, for Annie and the Wild Animals; Booklist Editor's Choice designation, 1986, for The Twelve Days of Christmas, and 1987, for Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Best of the Year award, Parent's magazine, 1988, for Mother's Day Mice, and 1991, for The Owl and the Pussycat; first prize for juvenile book, New York Book Show, 1987, for Mother's Day Mice; best of the year award, Newsweek magazine, 1987, for Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and 1991, for Berlioz the Bear; certificate of merit, Bookbuilders West Book Show, 1987, for The Enchanted Book; Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller, 1988, for The First Dog, 1989, for The Mitten, 1990, for The Wild Christmas Reindeer, and 1991, for The Owl and the Pussycat and Berlioz the Bear; Best Children's Books citation, New Yorker magazine, 1988, for The First Dog, 1989, for The Mitten, 1990, for The Wild Christmas Reindeer, and 1991, for Berlioz the Bear; Booklist Best Children's Book of the 1980s designation, for The Mitten; artist award, New England Booksellers' Association, 1990; School Library Journal Best Book of the Year citation, Waldenbooks best chil-dren's book honor award, and American Library Association Notable Book designation, all 1991, all for The Owl and the Pussycat; Book of the Year Award, American Booksellers Association, 1998, for The Hat.

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