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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

NEW Book Coming in July, 2015: 'Jim Henson and Philosophy Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem'

A NEW book of philosophical essays about the works of Jim Henson is coming this July !

Here is a description of the book:

From Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 280 
Size: 6 x 9 

Edited by Timothy Dale and Joseph Foy
Foreword by Craig Yoe

Contributions by Lauren Ashwell; Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray; David R. Burns; Deborah R. Burns; Samantha Brennan; Amanda Cawston; Brooke Covington; Christopher M. Culp; Ryan Cox; Natalie M. Fletcher; Victoria Hubbell; Dena Hurst; Christopher Ketcham; S. Evan Kreider; Shaun Leonard; Jennifer Marra; Michael J. Muniz; Laurel Ralston; Rhona Trauvitch and Sheryl Tuttle Ross

Jim Henson’s creations have inspired generations with characters that are among the world’s most recognizable cultural icons. From Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends, to the legendary Sesame Street and the Children’s Television Workshop, Henson has immeasurably impacted the growth, development and substance of children’s educational entertainment. Combining live-action and puppeteering into fantastical narratives like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, and the whimsical Fraggle Rock and The Storyteller, Henson transforms imagination into reality, weaving powerful philosophical messages on identity, community, diversity, love, death, and friendship. Henson’s legacy endures because he never shied away from exploring deep questions, nor underestimated the ability of children (or adults) to grapple with profound philosophical questions. Anyone who grew up with his stories, or has fallen in love with his characters, will enjoy this book’s exploration of the entertaining, educational and profound world of Jim Henson.

CLICK HERE to pre-order book

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