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Written by Stephanie St. Pierre
Published 1991
Publisher Dell Publishing
Series A Dell Yearling Biography
ISBN 0440404533

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
  • Partners
  • A Creative Family
  • How They Got to Sesame Street
  • HA! HI! HO!
  • A Frog with a Dream
  • Superstars
  • Fantastic Worlds
  • New Directions
  • It's a Good Life
  • Highlights in the Life of Jim Henson


  • Both page 54 and the timeline incorrectly site the premiere date of Sesame Street as November 11, 1969 as opposed to November 10.
  • 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.

See also


  1. โ†‘ Falk, Karen. "Jim Henson's Red Book", 12/22/1968 โ€“ Sullivan โ€“ Reindeer Bit.