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 Great Antonio (Toon into reading)
 Author: Gravel, Elise

 Publisher:  Toon Books (2016)

 Dewey: 796.4109
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [57] p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 393518 ISBN: 9781943145089
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Subjects:
 Barichievich, Antonio, -- 1925-2003
 Weight lifters -- Canada -- Biography
 Strong men -- Canada -- Biography
 Actors -- Canada -- Biography

Price: $18.06

Summary:
Tells the true story of Antonio Barichievich, the larger-than-life Montreal strongman who had muscles as big as his heart.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 183078
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 69234

Reviews:
   Booklist (10/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/15/2016 If Hagrid ever walked the muggle world, it probably would have been as Antonio Barichievich, a real-life gentle giant and strongman. Gravel’s playful biography reads like a tall tale, as Antonio often gave varying answers about his childhood, and his astounding feats of strength sound superhuman. By 20, he weighed as much as a horse (queue the affronted horse standing on a bathroom scale), he could eat 25 chickens at one go, and his shirts could double as parachutes. Not impressed? How about the paneled spread showing him wrestling a bear and another page showing him trotting with a 443-ton train in tow, setting a world record? Intermixed with these astonishing facts are Gravel’s silly suggestions about Antonio’s childhood and source of strength (aliens!), though this muddles the nonfiction waters a bit. Her digital illustrations make use of a retro palette, artistic font choices (great for emergent readers), and a generous helping of fun. Kids will be taken by this larger-than-life figure, who is still beloved in Montreal, the city the Great Antonio called home. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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