The Greatest Liar on Earth

The Greatest Liar on Earth

3.38 (26 ratings by Goodreads)
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Come hear the intriguing real-life tale of a man whose amazing adventure stories sounded too good to be true . . . or were they?

There is not a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences on the sea and in lands far away. It is a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous events. A monster with enormous tentacles! A sea turtle big enough to ride! Fish raining from the sky! Cannibals! But critics say he is an imposter with a gift for spinning yarns. Are Louis's tales true? Or is he the greatest liar on Earth? Bold, whimsical artwork brings to life the tale of an early-twentieth-century man who held audiences rapt while his critics dubbed him a hoaxer of the highest degree. A fun slice of history sure to inspire a lively discussion of truth, fabrication, and the gray areas in-between.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 222 x 289 x 9mm | 426g
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 4-COLOR
  • 0763661554
  • 9780763661557
  • 421,651

Review quote

Lessac's naïf gouache illustrations keep pace with de Rougemont's tall tales...Greenwood's story of a forgotten fabulist gently asks whether the truth is all it's cracked up to be--especially in show biz.
--Publishers Weekly online
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About Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood is a musician and award-winning author of The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I, among other children's books. He lives in Australia.

Frané Lessac is the award-winning illustrator of more than thirty children's books. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives with her husband, Mark Greenwood, in Australia.
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26 ratings
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