Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory

Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory Cover

Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory

By Peter Smith; Bob Graham (Illustrator)

Allen & Unwin Australia, Hardcover, 9781742376806, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013


Bob Graham's first ever illustrated book, never before published, is a gently humorous take on the Tour de France

"There's a hush in the crowd as the mayor lifts his gun,
then an ear-splitting Bang and the race has begun,
with a flashing of goggles and pale cyclists' knees,
and a murmuring sound like the bumble of bees."

Monsieur Albert enters the Grand Cycle Race, but he's up against Francois, the champion of France. Can he possibly win? Witty text and gentle, funny illustrations by Bob Graham make this story a classic, ideal for reading aloud to young and old.

About the Author
Peter Smith was formerly Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His books include Explaining Chaos (1998) and An Introduction to Formal Logic (2003) and he is also a former editor of the journal Analysis.

Bob Graham is a former U.S. senator and two-term Florida governor. He is the author of the novel "Keys to the Kingdom".