Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World Illustrated by Francois Roca Random House (Schwartz & Wade), 2008
International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book (Spanish) 2012 2012 Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award, Silver Honor
TWO STARRED REVIEWS...!
*“Biblical syntax and cadences lift The Greatest from sports legend to prophet in this remarkable homage…. As hagiography goes, it doesn’t come any more unabashed than this – or more effective.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) Read the review.>
* “This book skillfully introduces young readers not only to Ali’s career and life story but also to his significance.” (Booklist, starred review)
“This is the true, poetic story of the man many believe was the best boxer in the history of the world. It is a fine read.” (Gotcha Again for Guys! More Nonfiction Books to Get Boys Excited About Reading)
“Winter borrows—quite ingeniously—from Genesis to bring to life this picture-book account of Muhammad Ali’s boxing career…. Packed with capitalized, oversized words, Winter’s text is visually powerful.” (The Horn Book Magazine)
“A rousing tribute to Ali’s spirit, determination, and strength of will.” (School Library Journal)
“Winter’s text is powerful and persuasive.” (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) Read the review.>
“With biblical references and a reverential tone, this lyrical story of Muhammad Ali paints the fighter… in mythic proportions…. Alongside the veneration is the subtle message that children, too, can achieve all that they imagine.” (Publishers Weekly) Read the reviewer.>
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