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Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau (Hardcover)

By Jennifer Berne, Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)
$16.99
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Description


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.

Eric Puybaret is the best-selling illustrator of Puff, the Magic Dragon; 'The Night Before Christmas, performed by Peter, Paul and Mary (Imagine, 2010), and Over the Rainbow, performed by Judy Collins (Imagine, 2010), as well as numerous books in his native France. His art has been called "elegantly rendered," by the New York Times; "graceful [and] whimsical," by Publishers Weekly; and "lovely]]and indeed magical," by Kirkus Reviews.

Praise For…


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

KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
This moving tribute to the great nautical observer and filmmaker is shot through with an authentically childlike sense of adventure and the thrill of discovery....is 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: April 30th, 2008
Pages: 40
Language: English