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The Strongest Boy in the World - Jessica Souhami

The Strongest Boy in the World

Paperback Published: 1st April 2015
ISBN: 9781847806031
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old

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Challenges gender stereotyping.

Kaito is stronger than all the other boys in his village. Because no one can beat him at wrestling, he sets off to the city to compete in the world-famous Sumo wrestling tournament. But on the way he meets a girl called Hana, who is even stronger. Hana offers to train Kaito - with amazing results.

About the Author

Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design and went on to set up a travelling shadow puppet company, with music and a storyteller. She is internationally acclaimed for her folktale retellings, bringing some of the world's great stories to a young audience. Her previous books for Frances Lincoln are Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby, In the Dark, Dark Wood, King Pom and the Fox, The Leopard's Drum, The Little, Little House, Mrs McCool and the Giant Cuchulainn, No Dinner!, Old MacDonald, Rama and the Demon King, Sausages, Piglet's Picnic, The Sticky Doll Trap and Foxy! Jessica lives in north London.

Industry Reviews

  • `This is a beautiful retelling of an old tale, enriched by action-packed illustrations that capture the humour and bring the story and characters to life.'

`A witty story that challenges gender stereotyping.'


`Jessica Souhami's brilliant paper illustrations are bright and bold, and have surprisingly dynamic movement to themEURO| A great addition to the bookshelf, and will widen the cultural horizons of young readers.'


Jessica Souhami has created a competition for the Children's Bookshow in association with the Independent - to be published on the education page in September.

`Jessica Souhami's brilliant paper illustrations are bright and bold, and have surprisingly dynamic movement to them... A great addition to the bookshelf, and will widen the cultural horizons of young readers.'

`A witty story that challenges gender stereotyping.'

  • `This is a beautiful retelling of an old tale, enriched by action-packed illustrations that capture the humour and bring the story and characters to life.'

ISBN: 9781847806031
ISBN-10: 1847806031
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2015
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 24.0  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.18

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