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Town Mouse Country Mouse - by Jan Brett (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Classics

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Author: Jan Brett

Language: English

Street Date: August 31, 1994
TCIN: 11826166
UPC: 9780399226229
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5820
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



Mice overflowing with personality and richly detailed settings make this a favorite edition of the classic tale.

Jan Brett introduces two engaging mouse couples eager to get away from their everyday lives. But when they agree to swap homes, they are plunged into unexpected adventures at every turn.

In a story filled with suspense and humor, lush green country scenes alternate with the elegant details of a fine Victorian townhouse, making this a breathtakingly beautiful picture 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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