The Greatest Liar on Earth

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The Greatest Liar on Earth

By Mark Greenwood; Frane Lessac (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763661557, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

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 the Author
Mark is an author with a passion for Australian history. He has written many books including: The Legend of Moondyne Joe, The Legend of Lasseter's Reef, Fortuyn's Ghost, Simpson and his Donkey, Ned Kelly and the Green Sash, The Greatest Liar on Earth - A True Story and his most recent books Jandamarra and Midnight - the story of a light horse. Mark's enthralling books aim to encourage an appreciation of Australia's unique myths and legends

Born and raised in New Jersey, FranE Lessac won Australia's Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature.