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Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory
Author: Peter Smith

ISBN: 9781742376806
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1 October 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 23.0 x 0.8
Bob Graham's first ever illustrated book, never before published, is a gently humorous take on the Tour de France with a brilliantly witty text by his brother-in-law.

There's a hush in the crowd as the mayor lifts his gun,

then an ear-splitting Bang! and the race has begun,

with a flashing of goggles and pale cyclists' knees,

and a murmuring sound like the bumble of bees.

Monsieur Albert enters the Grand Cycle Race, but he's up against Francois, the champion of France. Can he possibly win? Witty text by Pete Smith and gentle, funny illustrations by Bob Graham make this story a classic, ideal for reading aloud to young and old.

About the Author

Illustrator Bob Graham was born in Sydney, and studied painting, drawing and design at the Julian Ashton Art School where he met his future wife Carolyn. They had two children, Naomi and Pete, and a dog called Oscar. Bob has written and illustrated around 35 picture books, and illustrated as many again for other authors....

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