Monsieur Marceau by Leda Schubert
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Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, enthralled audiences around the world for more than fifty years. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a word. But few know the story of the man behind those gestures . . .  Distinguished author Leda Schubert and award-winning artist Gerard DuBois bring their own artistry to this gorgeously written and illustrated picture book biography. Monsieur Marceau is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
 

About Leda Schubert

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Leda Schubert teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the Roaring Brook Press titles The Princess of Borscht and Ballet of the Elephants. She lives in Plainfield, Vermont, with her husband and two dogs. www.ledaschubert.com. Gerard DuBois is a four-time Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The New Yorker, and in many books for both children and adults. He lives in Montreal with his wife and two children.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Flash Point. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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Another presents seven views of Marceau in movement, updating a series of views of Marceau as a child.

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In the second, Schubert details Marceau’s phenomenal success (“He traveled the world—appearing on television and on stage, for presidents and princesses, kings and queens”), and DuBois’s portraits help explain mime to those unfamiliar with it (“He walks against the wind, but there is ...

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For over 50 years, Marceau (1923-2007) dazzled audiences everywhere as a mime of unparalleled skill.

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