The Mighty Lalouche

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The Mighty Lalouche

By Matthew Olshan; Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Library Binding, 9780375962257, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

About the Author
MATTHEW OLSHAN is the author of Finn: A Novel, a modern telling of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, " with girls as protagonists rather than boys. His latest novel "The Flown Sky, " is a fantasy in the tradition of C.S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles. Olshan lives in Baltimore, but also has a little farm in southcentral Pennsylvania, called Pencil Creek. Visit him at

SOPHIE BLACKALL received the "New York Times" Best Illustrated Award for her book "Big Red" "Lollipop," and won the Ezra Jack Keats Award for New Talent. She is the illustrator of "Meet Wild Boars, " a "Bulletin" Blue Ribbon Book; "Jumpy Jack & Googily;" "What's So Bad About Being an Only Child?"; "Summer Is Summer;" "Edwin Speaks Up, " and others. "The Mighty Lalouche" was written specifically for Sophie Blackall, after the author discovered that she collected old pictures of boxers, especially "extremely skinny ones with big billowing boxing trunks." A native of Australia, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at