The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. A
gentle Parisian postman's circumstances put him into the boxer's corner, where
the underdog takes the day. Oh la la, the elegance of these illustrations
certainly pack a punch. Based on a true story, with an illuminating author's
note and fascinating endpaper portraits of past pugilists. Recommended by The
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