The Story of Jim Henson (The Story Of)

by Stacia Deutsch (Author)

The Story of Jim Henson (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Jim Henson--a story about being creative and trying new things for kids ages 6 to 9

Jim Henson was the talented puppeteer who made some of the most famous puppets of all time--the Muppets. Before he created Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Oscar the Grouch, and many other well-known characters, Jim was an ambitious kid who loved trying new things and using his imagination. He learned how to make puppets and went on to invent new ways in which puppets could be used in TV and movies.

Explore how Jim Henson went from being a creative young boy growing up in Mississippi to an award-winning writer, director, and puppeteer loved by the entire world.

The Story of Jim Henson includes:

  • A fun quiz--Test your knowledge of the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Jim's life so you can ace your book report or school quiz.
  • His lasting legacy--Learn more about how Jim Henson created lasting change in the world of puppets and in the lives of so many kids.
  • Helpful definitions--Find a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for some of the more advanced words and ideas in the book.

How will Jim's big imagination inspire you?

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Review quotes

"Like everyone else, I love the Muppets. But until this book, I knew little about their creator, Jim Henson. Did you know he also helped design Sesame Street puppets? Young readers of this fascinating biography will be inspired to match puppeteer Henson's curiosity, vision, and drive. Colorful maps, timelines, fun quizzes, and illustrations supplement the text." —Henry Herz, Children's Book Author and Nerd

"With her incredible talent for storytelling and ability to incorporate fascinating and meaningful details, Stacia has created both a tribute and a riveting narrative in The Story of Jim Henson. Stacia expertly highlights the lasting impact Jim Henson's work, drive, and creativity had on not just the art and entertainment industry, but also the world. Children will be inspired, awed, and comforted by the magic Jim Henson created and continues to create, with his powerful legacy. This is a must-read for anyone who craves hope and inspiration." —Lauren H. Kerstein, Children's Author

Stacia Deutsch
Stacia Deutsch is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than 300 children's books, including Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children mysteries, as well as TV and movie tie-in novels, such as Girls Who Code: The Friendship Code and Hotel Transylvania. She lives in Temecula, California.

Gertrude Chandler Warner grew up in Putnam, Connecticut. She wrote The Boxcar Children because she had always dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or a freight car--just as the Aldens do. When readers asked for more adventures, Warner wrote more books--a total of nineteen in all. After her death, other authors have continued to write stories about Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden, and today The Boxcar Children(R) series has more than one hundred books.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
January 12, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Performing Arts
JNF056000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Toys, Dolls & Puppets
Library of Congress categories

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