The Strongest Boy in the World by Jessica Souhami


The Strongest Boy in the World by Jessica Souhami

New in paperback. 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.


* '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.'

's Bookshow in association with the Independent - to be published on the education page in September. The Independent '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.'

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. Jessica lives in north London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

2nd April 2015



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