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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
HARDCOVER; Published: 6/11/2012
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5364-6
Price: $ 18.00
34 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 10 x 8.5

Ages 5-9
Full-color Illustrations throughout
Lexile: AD800L

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. Crayons not included.

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2013 PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing, Shortlist
Parents' Choice Foundation, Parents' Choice Gold Award
New York Public Library Children's Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth (2012)
About.com, Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year
Booklist, Starred Review
Capitol Choices, Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Fuse #8, 100 Magnificent Children's Books for 2012 - Nonfiction Picture Books
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
School Library Journal, Starred Review
Society of Illustrators, "The Original Art" annual exhibition
Vermont Center for the Book, Red Clover Award