The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

A gorgeous, inspiring picture books about self-taught French artist. Starting at 40 with no formal training, he painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases. Michelle Markel’s vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, introduces the eccentric painter who endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world (including MoMA and the Met).