The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
HARDCOVER; Published: 6/11/2012
Full-color Illustrations throughout
Trim Size, in inches: 10 x 8.5
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Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases.
Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel's vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.
Kids can add their own personal touch with a coloring page
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AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
2013 PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing
, ShortlistParents' Choice Foundation
, Parents' Choice Gold AwardNew York Public Library Children's Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and SharingBooklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth
, Best Illustrated Children's Books of the YearBank Street College
, Best Children's Books of the YearBooklist
, Starred ReviewCapitol Choices
, Noteworthy Titles for Children and TeensFuse #8
, 100 Magnificent Children's Books for 2012 - Nonfiction Picture BooksPublishers Weekly
, Starred ReviewSchool Library Journal
, Starred ReviewSociety of Illustrators
, "The Original Art" annual exhibitionVermont Center for the Book
, Red Clover Award