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Jan Brett discusses how she creates her popular illustrations and gives insight into the symbolism in her artwork.
In addition to illustrating classic stories, such as “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” famed children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett has written and illustrated a long list of her own books including “Berlioz the Bear” and “The Umbrella.” Her latest book is “Gingerbread Friends” (Penguin, September 2008). With more than 33 million books in print, her award-winning New York Times best-selling books are known for colorful depictions of animals, which are clearly illustrated in her artwork for the 2008 National Book Festival poster, representing various regions of the country.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.