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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau (edition 2012)

by Michelle Markel, Amanda Hall (Illustrator)

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Title:The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
Authors:Michelle Markel
Other authors:Amanda Hall (Illustrator)
Info:Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2012), Hardcover, 34 pages
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Rating:*****
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This is a great biography for young children as it is an easy read and provides excellent information about Rousseau. The book emphasizes the common theme in his paintings of jungles. I personally loved the illustrations of this book. ( )
  mcnicol_08 | Mar 2, 2015 |
The story of Henri Rousseau shows children that age is just a number, and dreams can be accomplished at any age. Henry strived to become a great painter despite what others were telling him. Children can learn about artist, along with a lesson on hard work and dedication. This book shows children that id they want to succeed at something bad enough, then they need some dedication to completing that activity. Loved the text and illustration in this book. ( )
  amartino1208 | Feb 26, 2015 |
This book is very good for children to read. Henri also was a painter who was very persistent and drew what he saw in his head. This shows children the power of their imagination. He, also, saw his paintings in a museum because he never gave up. Children draw what is in their head and they think it is the best thing, Henri makes this real. ( )
  ccampeaux | Feb 23, 2015 |
Becoming an artist at forty, Henri Rousseau painted jungles and animals that critics often criticized. But despite the criticism, Rousseau continued to paint while gaining popularity from artists like Picasso. Overall, the book focuses on Rousseau's determination to do something that interests him despite hearing everyone's criticism. This book is definitely worth reading to inspire students to do something that interests them. ( )
  jwesley | Feb 16, 2015 |
Henri wanted to be an artist, but he had no training. One day he started painting jungles, animals, and lands that seemed to be distant from Paris. The jungles he painted had so much life, fauna, and animal diversity. Henri was able to put his art in museums, but critics did not like his paintings. When Henri discovered that critics did not like his paintings he felt bad, but he continued to paint. There was one person who liked his paintings and that was Picasso. Eventually younger artist started to like Henri's paintings. The book shows the humble beginnings of Henri, and how he taught himself to paint. The book also shows perseverance, dedication, and hope. ( )
  memaldonado | Feb 5, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802853641, Hardcover)

Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases.

Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel's vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.

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A child's biography of French artist Henri Rousseau, who spent his life as a toll collector, but created unheralded masterpieces in his spare time.

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