Book.youngpuppeteer
Written by Leslie Gourse
Illustrator Robert S. Brown
Published 2000
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks, Simon & Schuster
Series Childhood of Famous Americans
ISBN 0689833989

Jim Henson: Young Puppeteer is a biography of Jim Henson written for the target age group of 9-12.

  • Cover illustration by Meryl Henderson
  • Interior illustrations are photographs manipulated by Robert S. Brown. Some photos are Henson/Muppet related, others are stock photos made to look like illustrations of Henson's early life.

Contents

  • Chapter 1: Jim Henson is Born ... 11
  • Chapter 2: Early Family Relationships & Childhood Games ... 18
  • Chapter 3: Early School Days ... 32
  • Chapter 4: Cub Scout Projects with Puppets ... 49
  • Chapter 5: T. Kermit Scott Moves to Town ... 59
  • Chapter 6: Church ... 68
  • Chapter 7: Leaving Stoneville and Leland ... 71
  • Chapter 8: Early Work with Puppets ... 74
  • Chapter 9: Jim Gets His Own Television Show ... 84
  • Chapter 10: Both the Henson Family and the Muppet Business Grow ... 101
  • Chapter 11: The Muppets Find a Home on Sesame Street ... 113
  • Chapter 12: Sesame Street Keeps Growing and Collecting Honors ... 135
  • Chapter 13: An Unforeseen Disaster ... 147
  • For Further Reading ... 159

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