The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali (Paperback)

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An engaging look at life and legacy of Muhammad Ali for readers of all ages

Muhammad Ali was one of the world's best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous Rumble in the Jungle, where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden's careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie's incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages.
"Bolden's engaging text has a free-verse structure punctuated with enthusiastic exclamations that is enjoyable to read aloud.... The illustrations are striking."
School Library Journal (Starred review)

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


Tonya Bolden is the author-editor of many wonderful, critically acclaimed books for adults and children. She lives in New York City.

R. Gregory Christie is a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor Book winner for illustration, most recently for his work on Anne Rockwell s "Only Passing Through," a picture-book biography of Sojourner Truth. He lives in Brooklyn, NY."

Praise For…


"Bolden's engaging text has a free-verse structure punctuated with enthusiastic exclamations. . . . Christie's use of bold pinks and yellows, sketchy pencil lines, and dark strokes of paint illuminate the playful text and emphasize Ali's exciting life." - School Library Journal, Starred

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440417828
ISBN-10: 0440417821
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: September 11th, 2007
Pages: 40
Language: English