Jan Brett Feature

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Boston.com / Your Life / House & Home / For this children's author, pet hedgehog says it all

At home with author Jan Brett and musician Joseph Hearne
By Karen Campbell, Boston Globe Correspondent, 2/19/2004

"When author and illustrator Jan Brett needs inspiration for one of the delightful animal characters populating her award-winning children's books, she need look no further than her own backyard. Four ducks, two roosters, and 11 hens (including six exotic Chinese Silkies) share a split-level henhouse, complete with heated pool and classical music. Brett's menagerie also includes an adorable African pygmy hedgehog, her totem animal. It appears in every book the 54-year-old New York Times best-selling author writes, often tucked discreetly on a border as a little visual game for her most discerning young readers... ..."

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