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ISBN13: 9780399219207
ISBN10: 039921920x
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When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.

One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.

As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the boarders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.

Once again Jan Brett has created a dramatic and beautiful picture book in her distinctive style. She brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.

Synopsis:

Millions of readers have fallen in love with Jan Brett’s The Mitten, and over 2.5 million copies have been sold since publication in 1989. This striking oversized anniversary edition with a silver foil jacket and a fresh image of the woodland animals will attract fans old and new, and adult collectors of Jan Brett’s books.

Set in a snowy forest, the fun begins when, one by one, animals crawl into Nicki’s lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. On each turn of the page, Jan hints at what animal is coming next in her signature borders, inspired by Ukrainian folk art.

Synopsis:

"Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze."

-The Horn Book

About the Author

With over thirty four 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."

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Gold Gato, December 25, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Taking its source from an old Ukrainian story, this tale is told via wonderfully wintry drawings by Jan Brett, who has a knack for telling a story with various frames. Grandmother Baba knows that knitting a snow white mitten will mean it will get lost quickly once her grandson goes outside, but it allows for the adventure to ensue for the woodland animals living near their house. As each animal finds the mitten and tries to get inside for warmth, the wool expands with each accompanying load of fur, making for a hilarious result.

This is a perfect illustrated book for a reading to young ones who are past saturation with Santa and Rudolph but still want something for the season. For me, it means cold and the Old Country, which means a trip on New Year's Day to the best old world deli for some shakshuka and challah toast. A tradition in the making.

Book Season = Winter (balls of wool ready for knitting)
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mldiamond76, November 23, 2009 (view all comments by mldiamond76)
This was the cutest little book. We read this book during one of my college classes about children's literature. I plan on adding this to my collection.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399219207
Adapted:
Brett, Jan
production Music:
Brett, Jan
Author:
Brett, Jan
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
United States
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Ukraine
Subject:
Folk-lore, russian
Subject:
Mittens
Subject:
Mittens -- Folklore.
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Folklore -- Ukraine.
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Concepts - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
105-544
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
4 3/4 in. +
Media Run Time:
000745
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by ,
Millions of readers have fallen in love with Jan Brett’s The Mitten, and over 2.5 million copies have been sold since publication in 1989. This striking oversized anniversary edition with a silver foil jacket and a fresh image of the woodland animals will attract fans old and new, and adult collectors of Jan Brett’s books.

Set in a snowy forest, the fun begins when, one by one, animals crawl into Nicki’s lost white mitten to get warm until the bear sneezes, sending the animals flying up and out of the mitten. On each turn of the page, Jan hints at what animal is coming next in her signature borders, inspired by Ukrainian folk art.

"Synopsis" by ,
"Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze."

-The Horn Book

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