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The Owl and the Pussycat

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Publisher Comments:

"Brett sets Lear's beloved poem of courtly nonsense in a lush, brilliantly lit Caribbean landscape . . . her gorgeously colored double-page spreads combine deadpan realism with the wildest flights of fancy and a mocking undercurrent in setting and character".--Booklist, starred review. Full color.

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:
9780399219252
ill.:
Brett, Jan,
Author:
Brett, Jan
Author:
Lear, Edward
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
Nonsense verses
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Children's poetry, English
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.34x8.76x.37 in. .77 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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