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The Story of Jacques Cousteau

By Jennifer Berne; Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811860635, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

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 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.

Praise For Manfish

Berne\'s simple language is both lyrical and concise....Puybaret\'s smooth-looking acrylic paintings extend the words\' elegant simplicity...

This moving tribute to the great nautical observer and filmmaker is shot through with an authentically childlike sense of adventure and the thrill of certain to inspire fresh interest in discovering, and in caring for, our world's wonders.