Jan Brett, internationally acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator, will visit the University of Lynchburg at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. The reading is part of Brett’s Winter Wonderland Tour, her first bus tour since 2019.
“Cozy Up with Jan Brett” is a free event, but tickets are required. Attendees are invited to wear cozy and comfortable attire, such as pajamas or sweaters, while enjoying hot chocolate and listening to some of Brett’s most beloved stories.
The 2023 bus tour focuses on Brett’s Winter Collection Box Set, which includes four best-selling titles: “The Snowy Nap,” “The Hat,” “Cozy,” and “The Three Snow Bears.” The collection will be made available for purchase at the event.
In addition to reading from “Cozy,” about a musk ox, Brett will share a drawing demonstration related to the picture book. She’ll also detail her research trip to Alaska to see the musk oxen.
Brett is known for her beautifully illustrated picture books that generations have cherished. With over 44 million books in print, her works have transported readers to whimsical worlds filled with intricate details and heartwarming stories. Her unique style has made her a beloved figure in children’s literature and a New York Times best-selling author.
Brett’s 40-plus books have been translated into numerous languages and have garnered a dedicated global following. They’ve been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook, and others, and she has been featured in publications like Romper, The Boston Globe, Travel + Leisure, The Los Angeles Times, and more.
While Jan is best known for her children’s books, she is also an award-winning breeder of ornamental fowl. Much of her inspiration comes from her favorite activities, including extensive travel and exploration of the natural world, marathon training, and listening to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where her husband is a musician.
In 2021, she received the prestigious Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association for her continued distinguished contribution to children’s literature.
Brett’s visit to the University of Lynchburg is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, and Barnes & Noble. For more information about the event, email Dr. Stefanie Copp at firstname.lastname@example.org.