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A Story of Jacques Cousteau

By Jennifer Berne, Illustrated by Éric Puybaret


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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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Size: 10 x 9-5/8 in;
Pages: 40 pp;
full-color throughout, ages 5 and up
Guided Reading Level: N

Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2008
ISBN: 9780811860635
ISBN10: 811860639
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.

Media Reviews

★"Jennifer Berne's simple language is both lyrical and concise . . . Puybaret's smooth-looking acrylic paintings extend the words' elegant simplicity."
Booklist, 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."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review