Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory (Hardcover)

By Peter Smith, Bob Graham (Illustrator)

Allen & Unwin Australia, 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 is a cycling fanatic and works in a bookstore. Bob Graham is an award-winningchildren's book author and illustrator whose books include "Dimity Dumpty"; "How to Heal a Broken Wing," winner of the Charlotte Zolotow award and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal;"Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child," winner of the Kate Greenaway medal; and""Let's Get A Pup!" Said Kate," winner of theBoston Globe-Horn book award and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal."