Amanda Hall through her richly textured illustrations brings to life, vividly, the story of Henry Rousseau. This self-taught, much mocked in his lifetime artist is considered one of the great modern artists. Rousseau loved to paint tropical animal and plants, despite living all his life in Paris. He visited the botanical gardens to draw and his dreams did the rest. Written by Michelle Markel, this picture book biography of Rousseau is as much about the indomitable spirit of one man as it is about his rich and varied art.