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 I am Jim Henson (Ordinary people change the world)
 Author: Meltzer, Brad

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2017)

 Dewey: 791.5
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 636311 ISBN: 9780525428503
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Subjects:
 Henson, Jim
 Muppet show (Television program)
 Puppeteers
 Television producers and directors

Price: $20.06

Summary:
This inspiring biography features an unusual hero from the entertainment world who will be familiar to children and parents: the creator of the Muppets.

 Illustrator: Eliopoulos, Chris
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 187764
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 70539

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (11/15/16)
   School Library Journal (01/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2017 Gr 1–3—A brief but entertaining introduction to Muppets creator Jim Henson. The text, narrated by Henson, presents his life story as if he were still alive but as a child version of himself (complete with a beard!). The factual information provided is solid, as is the back matter, which includes a time line of Henson's life and a few photographs. Some readers may be a bit perplexed when the time line reveals that Henson passed away in 1990. However, the effect of a miniature Henson narrating his own story is charming. The graphic novel—style illustrations are friendly, with speech bubbles and factoids peppered throughout. There are a few instances where the pages are a bit busy, but ultimately these incidents don't detract from the overall appeal of the work. VERDICT This bite-size biography of Henson is an endearing, attractive selection. Consider where the series is popular.—Taylor Worley, Springfield Public Library, OR - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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