When the Times-Star puts out an extra edition covering the fight between ex-champ Jack Dempsey and "Gentleman Gene" Tunney, paperboy Willie signs up to sell extra copies, but when Dempsey unexpectedly loses, no one in Willie's working-class neighborhood will buy the paper.
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Released: 2001 • Published by: Sandpiper • ISBN: 9780618111428 • Ages: 5-8
"The close integration of text and illustration effectively brings a slice of history to life. "
"An engaging work that will bring home, through well-chosen details and a well-told story, the intimate connections one can make with 'famous facts' when the personal perspective is added. "
—School Library Journal, starred review
"Lustrous watercolors illuminate this finely crafted period piece set against the Dempsey-Tunney boxing match of 1927... the story is seamlessly told, with loving attention to detail, and Lewin's gift for portraiture brings the characters, and an era, to glowing life."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review