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 greatthe 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.
About the Author
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 illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He is also the illustrator of The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.
Date of Birth:1970
Place of Birth:New York, New York
Education:B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A small biography for kids about one of the most inventive people to have existed, Jim Henson. Henson was creator to puppets he called muppets and a show they frequented called Sesame Street. Kids are introduced to the kind and wondrous mind of Jim Henson. We see how he came with the idea of muppets, including his first muppet Kermit The Frog. He went to create movies that are family friendly and make shows that teach children to read, count, be imaginative and dream big. Those movies and tv shows are still just as good as the day they were made. The art is fun and cute. Throughout the whole book Jim Henson is drawn with his trademark beard and long hair even when we see him as a child. I think it’s a book Henson would found humorous and worthy of praise. This book and the others in the series are a great introduction into biography of many influential minds of the world.