Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street, is the 11th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.
Jim Henson, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show
and Sesame Street
. Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it’s accompanied by laughter and kindness.
This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.
One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big. Included in each book are:
• A timeline
of key events in the hero’s history
that bring the story more fully to life
• Comic-book-style illustrations
that are irresistibly adorable
• Childhood moments
that influenced the hero
that make great conversation-starters
• A character trait
that made the person heroic and that readers can aspire to
You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!
is the New York Times
bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The Lincoln Conspiracy,
and a number of suspense novels like The Lightning Rod.
He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his History Channel television show Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.
He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children. (And did you know that a picture of Brad is hidden in every book in this series?) Christopher Eliopoulos
began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including his own Cow Boy
and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius.
He is the author and illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming!
and The Giggles Are Coming!
and the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos
and Monster Mayhem.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their college-graduate twin sons (who also make an appearance in each Ordinary People Change the World book).