Manfish

A Story of Jacques Cousteau

By Jennifer Berne; Éric Puybaret (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811860635, 40pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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Description

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, a contributing writer for Nick Jr. magazine, enjoys writing about our amazing universe. This is her first children's book. She lives in Columbia County, New York.

Award-winning illustrator Éric Puybaret has illustrated several books for children. He lives in Paris, France.




Praise For Manfish

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

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

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