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Monsieur Marceau

Actor Without Words

Leda Schubert, Gerard DuBois (Illustrator)


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Marcel Marceau, the world's most famous mime, enthralled audiences around the world for more than fifty years. When he waved his hand or lifted his eyebrow he was able to speak volumes without ever saying a word. But few know the story of the man behind those gestures . . .

Distinguished author Leda Schubert and award-winning artist Gerard DuBois bring their own artistry to this gorgeously written and illustrated picture book biography.

Monsieur Marceau is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

Praise For Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words

“…readers…will find plenty to admire in this picture book biography.” —Booklist, starred

“An exceptional life; a stunning achievement.” —Kirkus, starred

“A noteworthy choice for all collections.” —School Library Journal, starred

“has so much...passion” —Horn Book

“Schubert gives depth and compassion to a performer whose art might otherwise be mistaken for clowning.” —Publishers Weekly

“If young readers missed the opportunity to meet world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau in Gloria Spielman's picture-book biography (Marcel Marceau, BCCB 10/11), here is a second chance.” —BCCB

Flash Point, 9781596435292, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

About the Author

LEDA SCHUBERT was the school library consultant for the Vermont Department of Education, and she has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She is the author of Monsieur Marceau, Feeding the Sheep, Ballet of the Elephants, and other books.

Gerard DuBois is a four-time Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The New Yorker, and in many books for both children and adults, including Monsieur Marceau. He lives in Montreal with his wife and two children.