October 13, 2006

Cheryl Henson Accepts Quill Award on Behalf of Jim Henson

“It’s Not Easy Being Green” a book of quotes from the Company’s founder, receives popular literary honor

Hollywood, CA (October 13, 2006) – Jim Henson’s irreverence, wit, optimism and inspiration was honored on October 10th at the annual Quill Awards, an awards program that honors excellence in publishing and includes consumers in the voting process ( “It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider” received the Quill Award in the category of Health/Self Improvement. The book, originally released in September of 2005, is a collection of quotes from Jim Henson, his popular characters and the friends he knew, loved and inspired and features graphic doodles that he sketched throughout his prolific career. Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter and editor of the book, accepted the award on his behalf. 

Cheryl Henson said, “The Quills are chosen by readers so it is especially thrilling to accept this award on my father’s behalf. To see people continue to connect and respond to my father’s ideas about imagination, joy and wonder is a tribute to the ongoing legacy of work he created.”

About Jim Henson…

Jim Henson revolutionized puppetry and family entertainment with his creation of the Muppets and his contributions to the celebrated television show “Sesame Street”. Henson produced and directed many other timeless film and television favorites including “Fraggle Rock”, “Jim Henson’s Storyteller”, “The Dark Crystal” and “Labyrinth”, and performed some of the most beloved characters in these productions. Following a brief illness, Henson died on May 16, 1990.