Jim Henson by Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
The Guy Who Played with Puppets

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Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim 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, Jim always believed that puppets could reach a wider audience. In 1976, he proved it, drawing millions of family viewers to The Muppet Show. With his feature film The Dark Crystal and his Star Wars characters—including Yoda—Jim continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in puppetry until his death in 1990 at the age of 53.

Kathleen Krull, recipient of the Children's Book Guild 2011 Non-fiction Award and many other accolades, once again does what she does so well—illuminating the life of an important figure in history, art, and culture with her informative but approachable writing style.


About Kathleen Krull, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

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Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov lives in New York City.
Published August 23, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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City Book Review

This book is suited best for twelve to fourteen year olds, as it will fall flat for younger children and would be too simple for older children.

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Youth Services Book Review

This book has a lot of information within the picture book format and also includes Sources of books and websites, some designated for younger readers.

May 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Jim Henson: The Guy Who Playe...

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