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Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets Hardcover – August 23, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 960L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375857214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375857218
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #667,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About 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, such as FDR and The Boy Who Invented TV. Her Lives of series, which includes Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought), has been hugely popular with readers of all ages. Kathleen lives with her husband, children's illustrator Paul Brewer, in San Diego, California.

STEVE JOHNSON and LOU FANCHER, a husband-and-wife team, are the illustrators of The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, and New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne. I Walk At Night was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Visit www.johnsonandfancher.com.


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KATHLEEN KRULL is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of... series. Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, CA. Visit her at www.kathleenkrull.com AND http://facebook.com/kathleen.krull

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on October 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
We have rediscovered The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock through the DVD releases, and my kids laugh and giggle as much as we used to when we were kids.

Your outside-the-box kid will enjoy this biography of the creative mind behind the Muppets. 3rd-5th grade interest, or younger for read-alouds. The book shows Henson practicing and trying new things, despite public and parental disapproval. It shows him relaxed and playful, and quietly thinking and sketching. It also pictures him posed behind and under his Muppets, making the magic happen.

Sensational, detailed illustrations -- the people have a soft, out-of-focus look, while the Muppets seem real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Primary Kari on June 30, 2013
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I read this aloud to my young class, and they really enjoyed it! It does a nice job of introducing the life of Jim Henson and what inspired him to do the brilliant work that was such a large part of my childhood. The illustrations have nice character, and it provides some great details that I imagine might be helpful to elementary age children who are working on Biographies and the like. If you want to share more with your children about the man behind the puppets, I definitely recommend picking a copy of this up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Weston on April 16, 2013
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Great book. A nice and easy-to-follow way to introduce little children to Jim Henson and his genius. The book has great illustrations and all in all is a great addition to any Muppet fan or parent's collection.
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Surely a great little book for Muppet fans (which I am), but unknowingly purchased not realizing it was so short. Illustrated gorgeously, but perhaps best for youth/kids.
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By Kindle Customer on January 15, 2014
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I think it is a great book!! it helped me with a school project. I will read it again.
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By the libertarian on September 28, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is a fine dedication to Jim Henson, but for me was a little too short. It took me less than five minutes to read it!
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