I am Jim Henson by Brad Meltzer
(Ordinary People Change the World)

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Nearly every child will know his work already: here’s at least a superficial glimpse of his character.
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We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. This volume focuses on Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street.
 
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Jim Henson, for example, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it’s accompanied by laughter and kindness.
 
Each book in this series tells the story of one inspiring individual through lively text and art that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Brad Meltzer

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Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its sequels, The Fifth Assassin and The President’s Shadow). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.
Author Residence: Hollywood, FLChristopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel, and has worked on literally thousands of comics. He is the author/artist of many comics, including the popular series Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, for which he was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and received a Harvey Award. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.Illustrator Residence: River Vale, NJ Author Image 1 Author Image 2
 
Published January 10, 2017 by Dial Books. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books.
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Nearly every child will know his work already: here’s at least a superficial glimpse of his character.

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