Mossy is a beautiful turtle who lives in a garden. One day, she discovers another turtle Scoot, and as she is going to meet him, she is scooped right up by Dr. Carolina and her niece Tory. Mossy is brought to their museum where crowds of people flock to see her, but Mossy misses her friend and the outdoors. Will Dr. Carolina find a way to keep the spirit of Mossy at the museum and let her free?
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.
Jan Brett lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.
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