Home For Christmas by Jan BrettHome For Christmas by Jan Brett

Home For Christmas

byJan BrettIllustratorJan Brett

Hardcover | November 1, 2011

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A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn't want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for "the best Christmas ever."

Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.

Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves. Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter. Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.

A warm, fun-loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together.
With over thirty four 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 illustrat...
Title:Home For ChristmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.31 × 10.38 × 0.39 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399256539

ISBN - 13:9780399256530


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not really a Christmas read ... When I picked up Jan Brett’s Home For Christmas at my local library in an effort to kill time before my monthly book-club meeting, I expected what the title was offering — a book about Christmas. As I flipped through the pages, I felt like I was getting ripped off for the story that I had wanted because Christmas really only appears at the end of the story. I also felt that the story started very abruptly and the layout of the book wasn’t well thought out. When you open the book, on the left-hand side of the page is all of the copyright information and publishing information, and on the right-hand side the story starts — no title page or anything. The pictures, by Brett, are very detailed and beautiful, though I found them kind of creepy. The story is well-told, but as I said, it’s not a Christmas story. Instead, it’s more of a “no place like home” book that teaches kids about responsibility. I thought the story was okay, though the ending was quite abrupt. I found myself craving cookies after I finished reading the story, rather than feeling like I had read a true holiday classic. If you’re looking for a great holiday read, try reading A Christmas Carol, or The Twelve Days of Christmas. This one is a little too busy and too off-topic for my liking.
Date published: 2012-01-13