From the best-selling author behind My Weird School: a quirky new biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures.
Muhammad Ali was so terrified of flying on planes, he carried a parachute!
He never read a book—not even his own autobiography!
And he had an official taster to determine how salty his sweat was after each bout!
Siblings Paige and Turner have collected some of the wackiest and most surprising facts about the legendary boxer and antiwar activist, from his childhood and the spark of his boxing career through his three heavyweight championships and beyond.
Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld’s upbeat illustrations, Wait! What? 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 Genius Files series, the My Weird School series, and his baseball card adventure series. Dan has received nineteen state book awards. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina.
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