Vermont author, Schubert, creates a biography of Marceau with the facts of his life presented in a way that anyone can appreciate them. While meant for older children (aged 5-7) it is also a perfect gift for adults. His life and history of the time is accented with the illustrations of DuBois. The afterwards and the fantastic photograph of him add to the story. — Jeanette
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
“…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