The Wild Christmas Reindeer

The Wild Christmas Reindeer

by Jan Brett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698116528
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/05/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 55,244
Product dimensions: 9.88(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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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-Beautifully conceived and finely wrought.+ -Booklist, starred review

-Brett+s precise, glowing illustrations, drawing on Swedish folk art, make this a beguiling Advent calendar of a book.+-Kirkus Reviews

-This tale with its humorous close-ups of stubborn reindeer and a sharp child protagonist should prove popular at story hours.+-School Library Journal

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The Wild Christmas Reindeer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a cute story, your kids will love it, and it's a story that you adults will love. The illistrations are enchanting, and you'll notice that while the main story is going on, there is a sidebar with another story going on without any need for words!
gaylagoff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book. I used this in my Christmas Unit when I taught. It has Russian Nesting Dolls.
mrsarey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very cute story about Teeka and her attempts to get the reindeer ready for Christmas.
taterzngravy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is December first. Santa asks Teeka to get the reindeer ready for to fly on Christmas Eve. Through words and pictures, Jan Brett tells of Teeka struggle to make the reindeer cooperate, and the changes Teeka herself go through. This addition to the Santa tale is refreshing in that the art is of Nordic culture, giving children a lot of detail to look at and talk about.
BomerBarb More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely book and sure to become part of our holiday traditions going forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another fine book by Jan Brett. My boys and I are especially fond of her amazing illustrations.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to my son's in 1992 and every Christmas since they still enjoy the story and the wonderful illustrations. It has become a tradition to bring this book out every year. My youngest is 10 and just asked for it tonight. A great book for all ages.