Muhammad Ali Was a Chicken? (Wait! What?) (Paperback)
From the best-selling author behind My Weird School: a quirky new biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures.
Did you know that Muhammad Ali was so terrified of flying on planes he would bring a parachute? Or that he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Bet you didn’t know that he had an official sweat-taster to determine how salty his sweat was after each match! Siblings Paige and Turner do—and they’ve collected some of the most unusual and surprising facts about the legendary boxer and civil rights activist, from his childhood and the spark of his boxing career through his time as heavyweight champion of the world.
Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld’s upbeat illustrations, Muhammad Ali Was a Chicken! is an authoritative, accessible, and one-of-a-kind biography infused with Dan Gutman’s signature zany sense of humor.
About the Author
Dan Gutman is the New York Times best-selling author of the My Weird School series. He lives in New York City with his wife.
Allison Steinfeld is an Atlanta-based illustrator who received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Combining Gutman’s ongoing interest in biography with his talent for humor, this engaging new series for young readers is a winner.
— Booklist (starred review)
This well-designed series starter will keep the attention of both fans of Ali and those who are new to nonfiction.
— Publishers Weekly