Written by Alan Trussell-Cullen
Published 2003
Publisher Dominie Press
ISBN 0768518377

Meet the Muppet Man by Alan Trussell-Cullen is a 24-page biography on the life of Jim Henson. The book was published by Pearson Education in their "Odyssey Orange Level" book series designed for fifth grade readers.

Publisher's summary:

Jim Henson had a love for puppets. He wanted to create a kind of puppet that was able to show emotion just by facial expressions. He is the genius behind the Muppets—half puppets, half marionettes—which have appeared in movies and on many TV shows, including "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show." The story of his life goes from the early black-and-white television days to the big-screen Muppet movies that feature real actors as well as the Muppets themselves.


  • Chapter One: Do You Know the Muppet Man?
  • Chapter Two: The Muppets on "Sesame Street"
  • Chapter Three: "The Muppet Show"
  • Chapter Four: The Muppets Go to Hollywood

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