Puppetry is an Ancient Art


Want to find more information about Puppets?
Here are some sources you might try.


Check out these Puppetry Organizations

 

Puppeteers of America
The Puppeteers of America is an organization dedicated to the art of puppetry. Find out more about the regional and national puppetry festivals, local puppetry guilds, the puppetry store, audiovisual library, consultants and the Puppetry Journal.

Center for Puppetry Arts
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Center for Puppetry Arts is one of the largest organizations in the United States dedicated to the art of puppetry. The Center is a magical place where adults as well as children can be entertained, educated and enlightened about all forms of puppetry.

 The Asheville Puppetry Alliance
An organization of Western North Carolina Puppeteers. The Asheville Puppetry Alliance presents a Young Audience Series during the school year, A Day of Puppetry in the Spring and a Puppetry Slam for a more mature audience. 

 UNIMA USA Home Page  


 

Here are three of my favorite books about puppets and puppeteers for young people.

The Puppeteer’s Apprentice
By D. Anne Love
Aladdin Historical Fiction

The Warlord’s Puppeteers
By Virginia Walton Pilegard
Illustrated by Nicolas Debon
Pelican Publishing Company

The Muppets Make Puppets!
By Cheryl Henson
Workman Publishing

This is a resent Newberry Medal Winner featuring marionettes:

Splendors and Glooms
By Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick Press


 

These books are great for those of you who may want to try your hand at building a performing with puppets.

The Muppets Make Puppets
A wonderful book by Cheryl Henson, the daughter of Jim Henson of Muppet fame.

The Art of the Puppet
By Bil Baird

Marionettes
By Edith Flack Ackley

The Puppet Theatre Handbook
By Marjorie Batchelder 

The amazing Greenpebble, puppet magician extraordinaire, likes to read about puppets at the library.

The amazing Greenpebble, puppet magician extraordinaire, likes to read about puppets at the library.