The Greatest Liar on Earth

The Greatest Liar on Earth : A True Story

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A "true" story by Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Frane Lessac.

There is not a stir or a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences. It is the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell - a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous events. But critics say he is an impostor with a gift for ripping yarns. Are Louis's tales true? Or is he the greatest liar on earth?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 216 x 287mm | 396g
  • Newtown, Australia
  • English
  • 1921529857
  • 9781921529856
  • 1,154,136

Review quote

Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac have, once again, made an historical story accessible and interesting for children. The Greatest Liar on Earth is a story that provides so much for the reader to discover and discuss. * My Little Bookcase * de Rougemont's claims to fame will have readers five and up enthralled, and the handy fact section at the back will spark conversations about whether the tales were true, or whether he was just the Greatest Liar on Earth. * Readings *
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About Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood, who has a passion for history and legends, is the author of many books for children, published both in the United States and in his native Australia. His recent book, The Drummer Boy of John John, was honoured by Kirkus Reviews ("Best of 2012") and the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee. The Donkey of Gallipoli, illustrated by his wife, Frane Lessac, was a CBC Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. His work has twice received the West Australian Premier's Book Award. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry Denton, was short-listed for the 2014 Children's Book Council Awards. Mark's latest books include The Mayflower, published by Holiday House, and Midnight, published by Walker Books Australia and New Zealand and Candlewick Press in the US.

Frane Lessac is an author and illustrator of international renown, having over forty children's books published throughout the world. She was born in the USA and lived on the Caribbean island of Montserrat and London before moving to Australia. Frane has contributed her distinctive paintings to many critically acclaimed children's picture books, including My Little Island, a Reading Rainbow feature book. Also, On the Same Day in March was named a Top Ten Science Books by ALA Booklist. Frane's contribution to Amnesty International's We Are All Born Free, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has been translated into more than 30 languages and was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her latest books include The Mayflower, written by Mark Greenwood and published by Holiday House, Midnight, to be published by Candlewick Press in 2015 and A is for Australia, published by Walker Books Australia in early 2015.
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