Jan Brett

December 1, 1949

Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author-illustrators of children's literature with over 37 million books in print.

As a child, Jan decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. Early in her career she began to incorporate exuberant colors and minute details in her work to create belief in the imaginary places she had drawn. Unique to many of her books are illustrated borders that tease readers with additional information for the story.