- Published: New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Call number: E BRE
Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Traverwood Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books
Mossy, a turtle with a garden growing on her shell, is taken from her home and new friend to become an exhibit in a museum, until the director's niece, Tory, notices how sad Mossy is and helps arrange for her to go home.
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This is another example of Jan Brett's wonderful artistic style. The story/plot is a little lackluster and even has a few points that fall apart under close scrutiny. But the illustrations! Oh so wonderful. Each spread has another aspect of nature - moths, butterflies, gems & minerals, etc. They're very much in the style of "cabinet of curiosities," similar to how museums were organized in that era. My favorites are the wildflowers and orchids. Seriously, I could spend an entire hour drinking them in.
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