Friday, October 5, 2012 at 5 pm

Jan Brett: MOSSY

at Wellesley Public Library, 530 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482

Presentation, Q&A, Book-signing

Live turtles courtesy of The New England Herpetological Society

Join Jan Brett at the Wellesley Free Library as she shares the story of Mossy’s adventures with Dr. Caroline and Tory and an Eastern Box Turtle named Mossy. The New England Herpetological will join in the fun by bringing their live Eastern Box Turtles for all Jan Brett fans to enjoy.


Jan Brett fans will pore over the colorful paintings of Lilypad Pond, the lush borders displaying flowers, ferns, butterflies and bird, and the museum scenes filled with visitors in stylish Edwardian dress. The story of longing to return home will resonate with old and young readers. Characters Dr. Carolina and her niece Tory find Mossy and learn that life’s beauty is in the spirit. Mossy and Scoot are sure to become favorite characters for all ages in this unique story of love, loyalty and home.


With over thirty seven million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author/ illustrator of children’s books. She is a New York Times award winning author/illustrator and is well-known for her books: THE MITTEN, The GINGERBREAD BABY and THE THREE SNOW BEARS. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. Together with her husband, 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.

For more information, contact: Wellesley Books, (781) 431-1160