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ISBN13: 9780399226229
ISBN10: 0399226222
Condition: Standard
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Good friends learn a small but important lesson

Owl and Rabbit are good friends and live in two small houses next to each other. They are perfectly happy . . . until Rabbit's garden gets in the way of Owl's view. So Owl builds his house a little taller. Only that blocks the sun from Rabbit's vegetables. So Rabbit builds his house taller. And soon it's a house-building frenzy and the two now not-so-good friends have the two tallest houses in the world!

All it takes is a gust of wind to remind them that maybe living smaller and together is a much better way to remain friends.

The creator of Meet Me at the Moon has delivered another wonderful animal fable for today's world.

Synopsis:

The author adds new dimension to the story of two foolish couples who trade their lives for something better. Postage stamps and toy marbles become exquisite works of art in Brett's brightly illustrated story, here elevated beyond a mere cautionary tale to a classic awaiting its audience.

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."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399226229
Author:
Brett, Jan
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Author:
Marino, Gianna
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Mice -- Folklore.
Subject:
Braille-and-print books
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Animals - Rabbits
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
98
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.68x10.56x.42 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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