The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau


Product Information:
Hardcover picture-book:
34 pages
Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2012
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 26.2 x .9 x 22.3 cm (10.3 x .4 x 8.8 inch)
Product Weight: 0.380 kg (0.84 lb)
ISBN: 9780802853646

Product Information:
Paperback picture-book: 34 pages
Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2012
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 25.4 x .3 x 21.6 cm (10 x .1 x 8.5 inch)
Product Weight: 0.185 kg (0.41 lb)
ISBN: 9780802855237



This children’s picture book biography about the beloved artist Henri Rousseau is fast becoming a classic. Children may already be familiar with Rousseau’s striking and exotic jungle scenes, showing scary eyes glinting through the foliage. They may have seen his pictures in art galleries around the world but might not be aware of the creative struggle he endured throughout his life, as he fought to have his mesmerising paintings accepted and not ridiculed.

We learn that Henri is ‘a toll collector. He’s forty years old. But he buys some canvas, paint and brushes, and starts painting anyway.’

Michelle Markel’s poignant text traces Henri’s journey of creative self-education and artistic achievement, while Amanda Hall’s compelling illustrations reflect and weave their own spells around Rousseau’s paintings to tell his story visually.

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau is a unique picture book and is steadily gaining a well-deserved international following.

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