Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played With Puppets by Kathleen Krull

Jim Henson, creator of Muppets, began entertaining before he ever had a television set. As a child he enjoyed creating shows for his friends and family and wanted nothing more than to have the audience laugh. Despite his father's desire for Jim to study science, he graduated from college with a degree in home economics and left to paint in Europe where puppets more widely accepted as a form of entertainment. He continued his dream of entertaining until his death at the age of 53. A great book to use to introduce students to "biographies" as most children will know the Muppets or characters from Sesame Street.

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