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Leopold, The Liar of Leipzig by Francine Prose, illustrated by Einav Aviram
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2005
    32 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Every Sunday the people of Leipzig marvel at Leopold's amazing tales about wondrous things -- like the green gorilla governor in the galaxy of Gelato and the lizard ladies in the land of Lusitana. For generations everyone has believed his stories were true. That is, until a great scientist and explorer arrives in Leipzig and accuses Leopold of being a liar ...

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"A bewildering treatment of an important theme. Ages 4-8." - Publishers Weekly

:While this artist is one to watch, the story is minimalist in style and, unfortunately, in its impact." - School library journal

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Francine Prose, illustrated by Einav Aviram Author Biography

© Marion Ettinger

Francine Prose is the author of several novels, non-fiction books, and short story collections. She is a Visiting Professor of Literature at Bard College, and was formerly president of PEN American Center, a New York City-based literary society of writers, editors and translators that works to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship.

She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Prose's novel The Glorious Ones has been adapted into a musical with the same title. Her more recent works include My New American Life (2011), The Turning (2012) and Lovers at the Chameleon Club (2014).

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