|Written by||Stephanie St. Pierre|
|Series||A Dell Yearling Biography|
The Story of Jim Henson, Creator of the Muppets is a 106-page biography of Jim Henson. It was written by Stephanie St. Pierre, a childhood friend of Henson's oldest daughter, Lisa Henson. Although the book was in production before Jim Henson died, it wasn't finished and released until 1991, a year after his death.
- Author's Note
- A River of Rainbows
- Down by the Creek
- Puppets and Television
- On the Air
- A Creative Family
- How They Got to Sesame Street
- HA! HI! HO!
- A Frog with a Dream
- Fantastic Worlds
- New Directions
- It's a Good Life
- Highlights in the Life of Jim Henson
- Page 24 incorrectly refers to The Junior Morning Show as The Junior Good Morning Show.
- Page 35 references the erroneous claim that Kermit the Frog was named after one of Jim Henson's childhood friends.
- Page 52 says that the reindeer from the Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall appearance were built by Kermit Love. They were actually built by Don Sahlin.
- Both page 54 and the timeline incorrectly site the premiere date of Sesame Street as November 11, 1969 as opposed to November 10.
- Page 60 claims Cher and Chastity Bono taped a segment for Sesame Street, when in fact the two worked with Henson on Cher in 1975.
- Page 69 incorrectly lists Orson Welles and Lily Tomlin as guest stars on The Muppet Show. While Welles made a cameo in The Muppet Movie and Tomlin was a guest in The Muppets Go to the Movies (among other Henson productions), neither appeared as a guest on the show.
- On page 76, The Muppet Show: On Tour! is referred to as The Muppet Show Revue.
- On page 85, it's incorrectly stated that The Muppets Take Manhattan came out on June 1984, instead of July 1984.
- The timeline incorrectly lists 1961 as when the Muppets appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Muppets would not make their first appearance on the show until 1966.
- Falk, Karen. "Jim Henson's Red Book", 12/22/1968 – Sullivan – Reindeer Bit.