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The Mighty Lalouche

By: Matthew Olshan
illustrated by: Sophie Blackall
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375862250
05/14/2013 - $17.99
Categories: Historical - Europe, Sports & Recreation - General, Boys & Men,

Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Sophie Blackall brings to life this marvelous story, which is full of humor and heart. In Paris, France, there lived a humble postman named Lalouche. He was small, but his hands were nimble, his legs were fast, and his arms were strong. When his job was replaced by an electric car, he turned to boxing to support himself and his pet finch, Genevieve. But—"You? A boxer?" the fighters asked. "I could sneeze and knock you down!" Still, Lalouche refused to give up. And perhaps small Lalouche was just nimble . . . just fast . . . and just strong enough to beat his fierce competitors. 

Includes an author's note with historical information about French boxing and electric cars.

"A bona fide knockout. C'est formidable!" Publishers Weekly, Starred