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Penguin, Sep 18, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Who will help Mossy return home to Lilypad Pond?

Mossy, an amazing turtle with a gorgeous garden growing on her shell, loses her freedom when Dr. Carolina, a biologist,  takes her to live in her Edwardian museum. Visitors flock to see Mossy, but it is Dr. Carolina's niece, Tory, who notices how sad Mossy is living in a viewing pavilion. She misses the outdoors and her friend, Scoot.

Dr. Carolina finds a way to keep the spirit of Mossy alive at the museum. She invites Flora and Fauna to paint Mossy's portrait. Then she and Tory take Mossy home, where Scoot is waiting for her.

Jan Brett fans will pore over the colorful paintings of Lilypad Pond and lush borders displaying wildflowers, ferns, butterflies and birds in contrast to elegant spreads of the museum filled with visitors in stylish Edwardian dress and exquisite borders of shells, rocks, crystals and birds' eggs.

MOSSY gives readers a fascinating look at nature in the wild and on display in a natural history museum.  


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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

What a beautiful book - the illustrations are fantastic! This is the sweet story of Mossy the turtle who grows a beautiful garden on her shell (carapace)and captures the attention of museum seekers, as well as a turtle named Scoot. Read full review

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User Review  - JPEmmrich5 - LibraryThing

Mossy is a new Jan Brett book. I love Jan Brett's books she has a very unique illustration style. The picture usually capture a side story in the side frames going on in addition to the main story ... Read full review

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Jan Brett lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.

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