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Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau

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Jacques Cousteau made a living swimming with the fishes. His movies and TV shows captivated the world and educated people about the wonders of the sea. Manfish gently describes the life of this extraordinary man through lovely paintings, interesting fold-outs, and good storytelling. A great gift for ocean enthusiasts young and old.
Recommended by Sarah H., Powells.com

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Everybody's favorite bookworm birdie is backand#8212;and something's wrong! When Calvin reads the word and#8220;wagons,and#8220; he sees and#8220;dragonsand#8221; instead, and he's tripping over the library chairs. Calvin needs glasses! When his family checks out the new specs, though, they just tease him. Poor Calvin. But when he gets lost and trapped in the forest, it's Calvin's glasses (and smarts) that save the day. Soon EVERYONE thinks glasses are greatand#8212;and Calvin's clan becomes the coolest flock of starlings in the sky.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 has been a long-time contributor to Nick Jr. Magazine, and a writer for both print and TV. She has published numerous award-winning books for kids, including On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein (Chronicle), and Calvin Can't Fly (Sterling). Jennifer lives in a house she designed herself, in the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY.
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Keith Bendis's work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Fortune, and Time. Keith was the illustrator for William Safire's and#8220;On Languageand#8221; column in the New York Times Magazine, and for nine books including Calvin Can't Fly (Sterling), William Kotzwinkle's The Fan Man (Vintage), and the bestselling The Illustrated Casey at the Bat: The Immortal Baseball Ballad (Workman). He lives on an old farm in Columbia County, NY.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811860635
Author:
Berne, Jennifer
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Illustrator:
Puybaret, Ric
Illustrator:
Puybaret, Eric
Author:
Puybaret, Eric
Author:
Bendis, Keith
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
France
Subject:
Oceanographers
Subject:
Cousteau, Jacques Yves
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Subject:
Science & Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
38
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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Product details 38 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811860635 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Jacques Cousteau made a living swimming with the fishes. His movies and TV shows captivated the world and educated people about the wonders of the sea. Manfish gently describes the life of this extraordinary man through lovely paintings, interesting fold-outs, and good storytelling. A great gift for ocean enthusiasts young and old.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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