Once upon a time in France, a baby was born under the summer sun. His parents named him Jacques. As he grew, Jacques fell in love with the sea. He dreamed of breathing beneath the waves and swimming as gracefully as a fish. In fact, he longed to become a manfish. Jacques Cousteau grew up to become a champion of the seas and one of the best-known oceanographers in the world. In this lovely biography, now in paperback, poetic text and gorgeous paintings come together to create a portrait of 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 has illustrated many children's books, including "Suite for Human Nature; "the bestselling "Puff, the Magic Dragon"; "The Night Before Christmas"; "Over the Rainbow", as well as many others in his native country, France. Eric's critically acclaimed work was praised by the" New York Times" as "elegantly rendered" and "Publishers Weekly "calls it "graceful [and] whimsical."