Jan Brett, New York Times #1 Best Selling Author of The Mitten to visit Fairfield University Bookstore


The author is promoting her newest book, The Turnip, the latest in her popular children’s book collection.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 11, 2015) — New York Times #1 Best Selling Author/Artist, Jan Brett, is visiting to the downtown Fairfield University Bookstore on Saturday, November 28 at 5 p.m. for a drawing demonstration followed by a signing of her new book, The Turnip. She’ll be traveling with her signature tour bus, which will be parked outside the Bookstore one hour prior to the event.

For additional event information, please contact the Fairfield University Bookstore at 203-255-7756.

“We are delighted to host this acclaimed author/illustrator at such a wonderful time of year,” said Craig Kennedy, department manager at the Fairfield University Bookstore. “Brett’s books are treasured as holiday gifts, and The Turnip will a perfect addition to such keepsakes as The Mitten and The Gingerbread Baby.”

The Turnip is the tale of eight animals struggling to pull up a giant turnip from the garden as winter sets in. Famous for her extensive research trips to all corners of the globe for her books, Brett traveled to Russia for the book; her close study of the countryside has resulted in colorful folk art patterns in her signature borders and Russian folk-style clothes. Publishers Weekly writes of the book, "This is good, old-fashioned storytelling, as deeply satisfying as ‘turnip pancakes browned in butter for all.’”

Brett’s books have been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by national media outlets including The New Yorker, Parents and Redbook. For more about Jan Brett and all of her books, please visit: janbrett.com.

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