The Greatest Liar on Earth by Mark Greenwood

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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.
 

About Mark Greenwood

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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.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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A freestyle tribute to a turn-of-the-20th-century yarn spinner whose wild accounts of supposed exploits in exotic climes earned him great, if brief, notoriety.

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Picture-book biographies frequently feature individuals who have acted commendably; the same can't necessarily be said for Greenwood's unlikely subject. At heart a storyteller, Frenchman Louis de Roug

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Lessac's naïf gouache illustrations keep pace with de Rougemont's tall tales, picturing the mustachioed fish, winged wombats, and "nuggets of gold too big for one man to carry" that de Rougemont describes with cool confidence.

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