Jan Brett

Jan Brett came to Truman!  She is a lovely illustrator and author of children’s books.  She came to talk about her new book, Cinders.  In her talk, she discussed how she got inspiration from the chickens she raises at home.  She even brought several of them on the tour with her to show us!  She also showed us how she drew her pictures and emphasized that it takes a lot of work, but with practice, improvement is inevitable.

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Jan Brett rides in style with this huge bus.  She brought several of her chickens on the tour with her.

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After Jan Brett’s speech, there were many fun activities that correlated with many of her books that NEA hosted.  There were many things to craft and color to entertain.