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The Story of Jim Henson

A Biography Book for New Readers

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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