Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppetsby Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher
Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim had recognized the power of laughter to bring people together. On Sesame Street, Jim's Muppets transformed children's television by making learning fun for kids everywhere. A visionary in his field, Jim always believed that puppets could reach a wider audience. In 1976, he proved it, drawing millions of family viewers worldwide to The Muppet Show. With his feature film The Dark Crystal and his Star Wars characters—including Yoda and Jabba the Hut—Jim continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in puppetry until his death in 1990, at the age of fifty-three.
- Random House Children's Books
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- 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Kathleen Krull––winner of the 2010 Eureka! Children's Nonfiction Award Silver Honor––is perhaps best known as a writer of richly entertaining biographies for children. Her Lives of series, which includes Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) has been hugely popular with teachers, librarians and students of all ages. A Woman For President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull was one of the New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2004 and made the 2005 Children's Literature Choice List. Kathleen now lives with her husband, children's illustrator Paul Brewer, in San Diego, California.
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