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Michelle Markel
Michelle is the acclaimed author of nonfiction picture books for children, including THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU, which won the 2013 PEN/Steven Kroll award for exceptional picture book writing, and BRAVE GIRL: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909, winner of the 2014 Jane... show more

Michelle is the acclaimed author of nonfiction picture books for children, including THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU, which won the 2013 PEN/Steven Kroll award for exceptional picture book writing, and BRAVE GIRL: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909, winner of the 2014 Jane Addams Award for Younger Readers, and the Bank Street College CBC Award for nonfiction. She lives with her family in West Hills, California.You can find out more about Michelle by visiting her website at www.michellemarkel.com.
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, a-questing-we-shall-go, adventure, art-forms, biography, cover-love, how-to, kiddlewinks, la-belle-epoque, lifestyles-deathstyles, newtome-author, france, rumble-in-the-jungle, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, published-2012, under-500-ratings Recommended to ☯Bettie☯...
Book 7
Book 7 rated it 5 years ago
What an inspiring story! This is another woman hero from American history that, surprise!, was never taught in any history class I took in school, so it's my honor to bring this book to my students. I hope they can identify with Clara's spirit and her strong desire to learn English to better help wi...
kerry
kerry rated it 6 years ago
Ever since I was a little girl I found Henri Rousseau's painting, "The Sleeping Gypsy", mesmerizing. I didn't know the name of the artist or the painting the first time I glimpsed it, but I knew I was in love. Then, one day I found the name of the mysterious artist who had painted this marvelous pic...
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 7 years ago
So while the words of this book are biographical, the illustrations are a clear presentation of Rousseau's style. Hall did a remarkable job of keeping consistent with this stylistic mimicry while inventing scenes that were her own. Like so many modern artist biographies, this one emphasizes the narr...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 7 years ago
A superb picture book biography about an inspiring activist, wonderfully written and illustrated.
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