I Am Jim Henson by Brad MeltzerI Am Jim Henson by Brad Meltzer

I Am Jim Henson

byBrad MeltzerIllustratorChristopher Eliopoulos

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

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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.
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels for adults. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children. Christopher Eliopoulos began his...
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Title:I Am Jim HensonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 7.81 × 7.81 × 0.38 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052542850X

ISBN - 13:9780525428503

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Road to Sesame Street This great series, "Ordinary People Change the World," puts a spotlight on famous people who started out ordinary but with determination and ingenuity changed the world. This book is about Jim Henson, how his love of jokes and stories led him to audition his "muppets" for Sesame Street. With fun drawings and easy to read text, young entrepreneurs will be inspired.
Date published: 2017-02-21