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Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau (Hardcover)

By Jennifer Berne, Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)
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Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring.

About the Author

Jennifer Berne is the author of the acclaimed Manfish, about Jacques Cousteau, and spends her time writing children's books about the subjects she loves most - our amazing universe and the people who are passionate about it. She lives in Copake, New York.

Jacques Cassabois aime les personnages qui resistent, capables de secouer l'ordre des choses, de lever les energies de chacun, d'entrainer derriere eux, riches d'ampleur, porte-paroles des plus hautes qualites de l'homme et dont les actes ecrivent des epopees qui atteignent au mythe. C'est ainsi qu'il a frequente Sindbad le marin, Gilgamesh le Sumerien, Tristan et Iseut, la lumineuse Antigone, chevauche aux cotes de Jeanne d'Arc, accompagne les troupes d'enfants de 1212, en route pour delivrer Jerusalem et partage La colere des Herissons qui s'opposent de toutes leurs forces aux puissants qui compromettent l'avenir.

Praise For…

Berne\'s simple language is both lyrical and concise....Puybaret\'s smooth-looking acrylic paintings extend the words\' elegant simplicity...

This moving tribute to the great nautical observer and filmmaker is shot through with an authentically childlike sense of adventure and the thrill of certain to inspire fresh interest in discovering, and in caring for, our world's wonders.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811860635
ISBN-10: 0811860639
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Publication Date: May 2008
Pages: 40
Language: English