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Kids Fiction 1577
Very Interesting
(Updated: July 10, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
The story of a postman-turned-boxer in turn of the century Paris is brought beautifully to life with gorgeous illustrations that look 3-D in many places. The illustrator used the old tatebanko (Japanese paper diorama art style), and the effect is lovely.

The story itself is accessible to young readers, and teaches a valuable lesson about the size of one's heart being more important that the size of one's body. The historical details at the end of the book are a nice touch, as well.

This is definitely a book destined to capture the hearts and imaginations of many a young reader.
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