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Brett's exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the
finest in children's books today. Enter her world and experience
the stunning natural settings and the endearing characters she creates
in gloriously detailed paintings. From her decorative borders to
her impish trolls to her warm and loving animals, she draws upon the
cultures of the countries in which her stories are set and brings us
both original stories and classics as charming, lively, and timeless as
The Christmas Treasury combines seven of her
most famous, highly acclaimed, best-selling books, The Mitten, The
Wild Christmas Reindeer, Trouble with Trolls, The Twelve Days of
Christmas, The Hat, Christmas Trolls, and The Night Before
The Mitten is based on a Ukrainian folktale
about a lost mitten that becomes the home and refuge for all kinds of
forest animals. In the borders, reader can follow the adventures
of the boy Nicki as he searches for his lost mitten.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer, set at the
North Pole, features eager Teeka, who has been charged by Santa to get
his reindeer ready to pull the sleigh. But the reindeer keep
making trouble for Teeka. Will they be ready to go on Christmas
Trouble with Trolls is also set in the
snowy north, where Treva and her faithful dog, Tuffi, must defy a group
of trolls--trolls whose one desire is to have a dog! Will Treva be
quick thinking enough to keep fending off the tricky trolls?
In The Twelve Days of Christmas Jan
Brett presents the reader with a visual feast based on the traditional
Christmas song. All the splendid images of Christmas come joyously
alive. The music for the song is included.
In The Hat, the delightful, original
companion to The Mitten, Hedgie the beloved hedgehog has become
stuck in a sock. All the other animals laugh at him, but he
convinces them of his cleverness--an gets the last laugh.
Treva and the trolls return in Christmas
Trolls, and this time she must teach them the meaning of
Christmas. The trolls try to capture Christmas itself--by stealing
toys and food. But when Treva shows them how to have fun, and
give, it is the best Christmas ever!
In her beautiful and lavish edition of the
classic Christmas poem The Night Before Christmas, Jan Brett
glorifies each important element of the season, from the elves who pack
the sleight to the wonder of each toy, each child, and each magical
Her fans and critics agree, "No one can
render snow and Scandinavian winter more gorgeously than Jan
Brett." (The New Yorker) And indeed, Jan Brett
celebrates the magic, the beauty, and the wonder of Christmas in every
detail of her work.
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