Jan Brett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gingerbread Friends, The Three Snow Bears, and The Mitten, as well as many other classics. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts. show more
Jan Brett is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gingerbread Friends, The Three Snow Bears, and The Mitten, as well as many other classics. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.
Birth date: December 01, 1949
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The book The Mitten by Jan Brett is a fantastic story with twist to it. It starts out as the young child named Nicki who begs his grandmother to knit him a pair of white mittens to keep his hands warm. The grandmother refuses at first because she thinks he will lose them in the snow, as they are the...
Genre: Animals / Norway / Christmas / Folktale Year Published: 2002 Year Read: 2010 Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Alright! Lately, I have been taking a break from reading folktales from around the world, but now I am trying to get back into reading more folktales from around the world! I...
Seriously the cutest book out there for young and old alike. I have read this book since I was a kid and it always makes me smile. This version has illustrations in it that I think will definitely keep any and all kids entranced with it.My family used to read this book the night before Christmas. We...
If I was to use this in a classroom setting it would be during a time period where we are studying different cultures. This happens to be a Ukrainian folktale and this could one of many we will use. The grade level I would do this for is K-4.
On the way to the library, Veronica and I were talking about those fabulous Freymanm/Elffers books, and the conversation morphed into foods we don't like, and "turnip" was raised. So, yeah, when I saw a book on display that was actually named Turnip I had to check it out. I was not disappointed. It ...