Monday, December 31, 2012

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau: A Wrap Up

My humble thanks to all who devoted their time and energy to review The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, to Amanda Hall for her gorgeous illustrations, and to Eerdmans for their enthusiastic support.

Since I haven't been posting regular updates about the book, here's a year end wrap up:

 Publishers Weekly (Starred)

School Library Journal 
"This is not only a visually exciting introduction to a well-known artist, but also an uplifting model of passion and perseverance." (Starred)

“The career of artist Henri Rousseau gets a wonderfully child-friendly treatment in a book that captures both his personality and the essence of his pictures. … Markel’s text has a sweetness and simplicity that allows children to understand the story’s underpinnings, giving them someone to root for.”  (Starred)
Junior Library Guild Selection
A NYPL's Title for Reading and Sharing With Children


One of Booklist's Top Ten Art Books for Youth
 The Guardian UK Christmas 2012 Best Picture Books for Children

It was reviewed by Elizabeth Bird at SLJ, Richie Partington, and at several places, including:

Jean Little Library
Books Together
The Fourth Musketeer
Nonfiction Detectives
Waking Brain Cells
Kiss the Book

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
CMU Public Radio

You can read interviews at:

I.N.K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids

Finally, in case you missed the Eerdmans trailer:

TC&TF will be serving up posts on nonfiction, among other delights, in 2013.

May your new year be filled with health and happiness!

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