With more than 34 million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost illustrators of children's books. As a child, she decided to be an illustrator and spent much of her time reading and drawing. As a student at the Boston Museum School, Jan spent many hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. Travel is also a constant inspiration, so with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts.
"Graphically sumptuous . . . A richly imagined tale of love, diligence, and kindness rewarded." --Publishers Weekly "The lavish textiles and swooping architecture of ancient India look fantastic in this illustrator's finely drawn style . . . Brett continues to be one of the most revered retellers of classic tales." --School Library Journal