The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (Hardcover)

By Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall (Illustrator)
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Description


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.Watch the trailer:

About the Author


Michelle Markel is a former freelance journalist who has written stories and opinion pieces for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. After her two daughters were born, she started writing for young people. She has written a number of notable picture books, including, most recently, Tyrannosaurus Math, The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, and the award-winning Brave Girl. Michelle is also a founding member of the Children's Authors Network. She and her husband, an anthropologist, live in West Hills, California, with their two sweet cats.

Amanda Hall has illustrated a number of picture books, including "The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau" (Eerdmans), which won the PEN/Steven Kroll Award. Amanda lives in England. Visit herwebsite at www.amandahall-illustration.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802853646
ISBN-10: 0802853641
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 11th, 2012
Pages: 34
Language: English