by Jan Brett


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Who will help Mossy return home to Lilypad Pond?

Mossy, an amazing turtle with a gorgeous garden growing on her shell, loses her freedom when Dr. Carolina, a biologist,  takes her to live in her Edwardian museum. Visitors flock to see Mossy, but it is Dr. Carolina's niece, Tory, who notices how sad Mossy is living in a viewing pavilion. She misses the outdoors and her friend, Scoot.

Dr. Carolina finds a way to keep the spirit of Mossy alive at the museum. She invites Flora and Fauna to paint Mossy's portrait. Then she and Tory take Mossy home, where Scoot is waiting for her.

Jan Brett fans will pore over the colorful paintings of Lilypad Pond and lush borders displaying wildflowers, ferns, butterflies and birds in contrast to elegant spreads of the museum filled with visitors in stylish Edwardian dress and exquisite borders of shells, rocks, crystals and birds' eggs.

MOSSY gives readers a fascinating look at nature in the wild and on display in a natural history museum.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399257827
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 105,278
Product dimensions: 10.38(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: AD770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jan Brett lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.

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Mossy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jan Brett has created a visual masterpiece with her amazing illustrations. My 3-yr-old granddaughter wants to read it over and over, asking the names of the wildflowers and wondering at the beautiful variety of nature's treasures as illustrated by Ms. Brett. Thank you, thank you!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always love the new Jan Brett books, and this did not disappoint! Her incredible illustrations, fun and loving characters, and wonderful storyline all add up to a great book for young and old! She puts so much into her work...creativity, talent and love...and it shows. I look forward to getting her new book each year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet story of a turtle inspired by an experience the author had with a 'mossy' turtle.