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Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Brett, Jan

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ISBN 10: 0399226222 / ISBN 13: 9780399226229
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0399226222 Unpaginated picture book. Stated first impression, printing line ends in 1. Jacket shows some wear to edges, with a little bit of chipping at the top of the spine. On the inside of the jacket a faint waterstain is visible; it is not visible on the exterior, illustrated side, and is not apparent at all inside the protective mylar cover. Boards are gently bumped to edges and spine. Bookplate signed by Jan Brett attached to ffep; the bookplate also has an unrelated gift inscription. Jan Brett has also signed on the title page, along with a cute little drawing of a snail. Pages are clean and bright and the binding is tight. First Printing. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: Oblong 4to. Year: 1994. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-062767

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Title: Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


The classic tale of a town mouse and a country mouse takes on a new dimension in the imaginative and talented hands of Jan Brett. She 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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