Item description for The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett...
Overview Santa presents little Teeka with the monumental task of taming and training eight reindeer running wild on the tundra in time for his Christmas Eve trek
Publishers Description Little Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa's important flight, but when her bossy yelling only got their antlers tangled up, she knew she had to try something different. "Beautifully conceived and finely wrought." -- "Booklist" (starred review) "Brett's precise, glowing illustrations, drawing on Swedish folk art, make this a beguiling Advent calendar of a book." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "AA? sweet Christmas fantasy that shows Brett at her best." -- "Publishers Weekly" "This tale with its humorous close-ups of stubborn reindeer and a sharp child protagonist should prove popular at story hours." -- "School Library Journal"
Citations And Professional Reviews The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 567
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Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.99" Width: 10.33" Height: 0.24" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 5, 1998
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 0698116526 ISBN13 9780698116528 UPC 051488006992
Availability 0 units.
More About Jan Brett
With over thirty seven million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."
As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."
Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."
Jan Brett currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Jan Brett was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wild Christmas Reindeer?
JAN BRETT STORIES Aug 27, 2006
I LOVE ALL of Jan Brett's stories as they are sooo beautifully done! The children love them! Mrs Dorothy Pierce
The Wild Christmas Reindeer Dec 20, 2002
I just read another one of Jan Brett's books. the name of it is The wild Christmas Reindeer. This picture book is not monotonous. It will keep you awake. It's a great book.
The story is about an elf named Teeka. Teeka was responsible to get Santa's reindeer together and ready for Christmas Eve. No, it isn't Dasher, Dancer or Rudolph, it's 8 different reindeer.when training, Teeka uses mean commands and loud voices. the reindeer were furious. they went insane. Teeka couldn't stand it. She nicely apoligized and the reindeer for gave her. Teeka settles them down and gets them ready for Santa. Santa said she did a fantastic job.
My oppinion is that this book was great. it caught my attention quickly. Like all Jan Brett books they tell another story on the side. that's what is cool about it. The illistrations are beautiful. I urge you to read this you will have fun just reading.
By Nicole Merrylees
A refreshing change from the "standard" Christmas stories Nov 20, 2002
This was the first Jan Brett book in our family library. From the first reading, this book became one of our very favorite Christmas stories.
Follow Teeka's adventures as she works furiously to prepare Bramble, Heather, Windswept, Lichen, Snowball, Crag, Twilight, and Tundra for their Christmas Eve outing. Don't be surprised to hear your children murmur "that's not going to work" as Teeka finds that being bossy isn't always the best way to get the job done.
As with all Jan Brett books, the illustrations are captivating. As a special treat, each page is framed with Christmas illustrations containing "extra" pictures relating to the story.
If you've grown tired of reading about Rudolph and friends, you and your children can snuggle up with this book and learn about the "wilder" side of Santa's reindeer.
The Flying Reindeer Nov 19, 2002
...The Wild Christmas Reindeer is about Santa Claus asking a girl named Teeka to get his reindeers ready for Christmas Eve. Teeka has never done this before and Teeka wanted it to be perfect. Teeka gets the reindeers but they act crazy. The next day Teeka brushed their hare and trained them how to fly or tried to train them to fly. At the end Teeka realizes that she has been yelling at them. She tried to be nice and they flew. She gave them to Santa Claus. He flew off and thanked her for her help. This is a very nice book I hope you read it. It is good for beginners and has very nice pictures...
Beautiful pictures full of color and detail. Great story. Nov 20, 1999
My 5 year old daughter brought this book home from Kindergarten one day. We read it at bedtime and were both amazed at the wonderful illustrations. Any child who loves animals will enjoy this book. It also has a nice change from the normal Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen thing. These reindeer have more interesting North Pole sort of names. We loved it!