Who Was Jim Henson?

Who Was Jim Henson?

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by Joan Holub, Nancy Harrison
     
 

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Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read

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Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read biography will be published twenty years after Henson's untimely death.


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Children's Literature - Amy McMillan
The man who created the Muppets and sparked an empire is immortalized in this great introductory biography. Beginning with his birth in the 1930s and his childhood growing up in Mississippi the book launches into his first exploits and interests in television, stumbling into the puppet scene and his eventual rise to fame as an entertainment pioneer. After his unexpected death in 1990 his family has carried on his legacy and there is ample coverage of this as well. In addition to his life story there are short inserts giving background information on topics such as women's rights, puppets and radio shows that help the reader understand the impact Henson had on society (and vice versa.) There is also a timeline of Henson's life, a world timeline, a bibliography and information on making your own puppets. Most pages are at least half illustration and half text making it accessible to reluctant readers, though the illustrations are black-and-white sketches rather than being color or including any photographs which may be a bit of a turnoff for many. Part of the "Who Was?" series, this would make a fine addition to a biography unit or collection. Reviewer: Amy McMillan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101437155
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/08/2010
Series:
Penguin Group Who Was Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
370,698
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Joan Holub is the author and/or illustrator of many books for children. She lives in North Carolina, where the famous groundhog Sir Walter Wally helps watch the weather at the Museum of Natural Sciences. You can visit Joan at www.joanholub.com.




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Who Was Jim Henson? 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the part where he made the Muppets, especially Kermit. And I did not like it when he pneumonia!
MNSoccergirl More than 1 year ago
A wonderful biography on Jim Henson. While reading to my son I was thrilled to find out how (and shown via pictures) he moved the puppets, overcame problems with the shows and enjoyed his successes. We loved the book and would highly recommend it.
Isabel Adams More than 1 year ago
Awsome, very nice book. Appropriate for 6+. The series are fassinating, lots of facts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After his untimely death in 1990, Jim left behind a great legacy when the Jim Henson studios made "Sid the Science Kid" and "Dinosaur Train."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dog scarecrow looks like a prop out of jim hensons the storyteller,labyrinth and dog city.
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This book really helped me find more info on Jim Henson. I got so fascinated that Jim Henson is my role model. He put all of his effort in everything! This book gives you his life to explore and learn amazing, awesome things about Jim Henson. He never gave up on his dream and imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has anybody else seen the movie Labyrinth, a movie Jim Henson directed and made puppets for? If you have seen it tell me what you thought of it. Write your reply to doglover123. If you have not seen it, keep it that way. It is kind of creepy. Definitley not a movie to watch before bed. To many freaky puppets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best biography
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THE RAINBOW CONNECTION!!!!!!!!!
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I watch the muppets every day!
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