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Scoot has never seen a turtle as beautiful as Mossy. But as Mossy walks toward him, her amazing garden swaying back and forth on her shell, someone picks her up and puts her in a basket. Dr. Carolina has found the perfect exhibit for her museum. She and her niece, Tory, take Mossy there, and a large glass-enclosed case becomes Mossy's new home. How she misses sitting on her rock by the waterfall at Lilypad Pond. But most of all, she misses Scoot. As more and more visitors come to admire Mossy, Tory realizes that Mossy is sad. She is sure that Mossy wants to go home. How Mossy gets back to Scoot and how Dr. Carolina finds a way to keep the spirit of Mossy alive in the museum makes for a most satisfying and surprising ending. Jan Brett fans will pore over the colorful paintings of Lilypad Pond, the lush borders displaying flowers, ferns, butterflies and birds and the museum scenes filled with visitors in stylish Edwardian dress. Mossy and Scoot are sure to become favourite characters for all ages in this unique story of love, loyalty and home.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, [2012]
Copyright Date: copyright 2012
ISBN: 9780399257827
Branch Call Number: JP Brett
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations.


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Aug 11, 2017

One of our favourite books ever. Gorgeous illustrations with a gentle story addressing the underlining needs of Mossy the turtle, notice by a child. The same person that took Mossy from her home to put her on display at the Museum, found a solution and released Mossy back to her home and back to her hearts desires.

A beautiful book on many levels.

JewelMcLatchy Oct 08, 2013

Really cute story, but the detailed illustrations were what truly captured my attention. There are times I think most of her stories could easily become wordless books, the illustrations are just that amazing.

Jul 04, 2013

Jan Brett always delivers with illustrations; this book is a particularly delightful read as well. Who would have thought a turtle could win a reader's heart? I found myself wanting Dr. Carolina, the "museum keeper" to return the lonely, lovely turtle to the pond... Will Mossy be reunited with Scoot?

professortjbookworm12 May 28, 2013

Ha Mossy was a clever whimsical book! I read it for my own enjoyment, and my little ones loved the illustrations!

Dec 09, 2012

The beautiful illustrations with all the detail that Jan is known for, will delight any reader.

librarylin19 Oct 02, 2012

Another amazing book by Jan Brett! Gorgeous illustrations with a sweet story - just loved it.

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Jul 04, 2013

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