The Greatest Liar on Earth - Mark Greenwood

The Greatest Liar on Earth

By: Mark Greenwood, Frané Lessac (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 1 April 2012

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A 'true' story by Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Fran Lessac.

There is not a stir or a whisper when Louis de Rougemont steps onto the stage to recount his astonishing experiences. It is the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell a breathtaking tale of catastrophe and miraculous events. But critics say he is an impostor with a gift for ripping yarns. Are Louis s tales true? Or is he the greatest liar on earth? The true story of Louis de Rougemont and how his stories became truth and his truths became stories.
  • A new story from the highly acclaimed author and illustrator of Simpson and his Donkey (CW edition called The Donkey of Gallipoli) and Ned Kelly and the Green Sash.
  • Simpson and his Donkey won Honour Book Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Children s Book Council of Australia 2009.
  • Excellent teaching resource for schools.
About the Author

Mark Greenwood is a musician and award-winning children s author. His books aim to foster a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian myths and legends. Mark enjoys working with students of all ages, inspiring and developing their natural curiosity about books and writing. He has twice won the Western Australian Premier s Award for children s books and Simpson and His Donkey was Honour Book in 2009 at the Children s Book Council of Australia Awards. He is married to Fran Lessac and they live with their two children in Western Australia.

About the Illustrator

Fran Lessac is originally from New Jersey and is an artist of international renown having exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and the Caribbean. Residing in Western Australia, Lessac now has over 30 children's books published throughout the world. Her work has won Australian and international awards and has been translated into numerous languages. In 2010 she was awarded the Muriel Barwell Award for Distinguished Service to Children's literature.
Industry Reviews
Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac have, once again, made an historical story accessible and interesting for children. The Greatest Liar on Earth is a story that provides so much for the reader to discover and discuss. * My Little Bookcase *
de Rougemont's claims to fame will have readers five and up enthralled, and the handy fact section at the back will spark conversations about whether the tales were true, or whether he was just the Greatest Liar on Earth. * Readings *

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