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With a fair amount of admiration and no evidence that he tried to stop any of the scams taking place The presentation of the facts and illustrations were ok It was some of the lack of commentary that bothered me It didn t need to be heavy handed commentary of this guy was heavy handed commentary of this guy was criminal It did need at least a short comment that this man deserved jail because or some such especially when meant for a young unsophisticated audience As Pizzoli points out himself in the author s notes if This Story Wasn T story wasn t it would be unbelievable Great little book that uses some uniue art styles to get the story across This would be perfect to share with a budding artists who might need to learn how inspiration can come from anywhere including a crazy con man s story And finally is The Impossibly True Story of Tricky Vic the Man who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg Pizzoli This is the best book ever this week The design work on here too Greg is a screen print designer if I m saying that right And his news story here a picture book a nonfiction story about a con artist I don t think you can handle the material any better He s done such a wonderful job of bringing history to life and also saying about how this is bad guy who swindled people out of lots and lots of the money and even tricked Al Capone yes indeed he sold the Eiffel Tower Twice in fact to scrap metalists at a time when they were going to tear down the Eiffel Tower It s just pulled off so well here I love that the art feels like Rocky and Bullwinkle It feels classic like that I love the color scheme on here It s all ind of gray muted tones And I love the content because he tells the story so well Greg narrates the story so well but also has these great sidebars and other historical information about Alcatraz and about other buildings along the way And I don t and other historical information about Alcatraz and about other buildings along the way And I don t it s just pulled off in a way that I feel like Here is a picture book that people will be reading aloud to ids in elementary school or middle or high school This is going to be a book that really stands up for an outstanding example of nonfiction and he s got such a gripping story that it s wonderful When you pick up a copy of his book make sure that you lift up the flap as well the jacket Because there s some hidden art there that I think you ll really enjoy And that is why I m calling The Impossibly True Story of Tricky Vic the Man who Sold the Eiffel Tower by Greg Pizzoli the best book ever this week Way to goThis review appears on an episode of the Best Book Ever this week segment of the Let s Get Busy podcast Check out the original post her. Ught For that particular scam anyway  Kids will love to read about Vic's thrilling life and teachers will love the informational sidebars and back matter Award winner Greg Pizzoli’s humorous and vibrant graphic style of illustration mark a bold approach to picture book biograph. .

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Ry told in a uirky engaging way So so so sooooooo good This is what all nonfiction should be exciting engaging and page turning Wow I can t wait to share this with students Upper elementary and middle school teachers and librarians this is a picture book you will want to put in your libraries Any guy who conned Al Capone and lived is a guy worth reading about Read my review on my blog Robert Miller is a one master con man Known for a time as Tricky Vic he runs elaborate rouses in the US and Europe including fooling notorious mobster Al Capone and selling fake contract bids for the demolition of the Eiffel TowerThis book is visually striking The illustrations are layered and complex stamps and photographs mix with ink illustrations The strong horizontal lines on the cover carry on throughout the book to create an almost comic book layoutThere are vertical pull out sections that give greater historic context Best of all our main character s face is mysteriously and adeptly just a fingerprint The overall style book reminded me of those infographic videos There is a lot going on here Yet is was readable and balanced I appreciated the back matter s causal tone And Pizzoli s bending of the facts to suit the narrative is an important point to include Not sure what this blending of genre techniues means exactly for young readers learning the difference bet Awesome book Really fun read genius illustrations Fascinating story about a con artist Picture book style with lots of text Cool retro collage illustrationsDidn t make my short list for school visits but great for the right id I would have liked reference to how he gathered and evaluated his sources especially when as he notes so many of them contradicted each other He Blithely Announces That He Changed One Fact announces that he changed one fact because he felt it would work better in an earlier part of the story The Fact That He Tells The Kids This In The Afterword that he tells the Küçük Günahlar Sokağı kids this in the afterword not excuse him from having placed some false information before theids Not that many ids read afterwords and this is written for a young enough level that they are not going to now to read afterwords for information I personally am disturbed by the evident admiration of Tricky not going to Nekromanteion (Prométhée know to read afterwords for information I personally am disturbed by the evident admiration of Tricky There is nothing in the book that indicates this is not an admirable person There is no commentary at all That would be fine if he was simply presenting the facts and nothing but the facts but wenow that one of the facts was used as a bit of a lie I can see presenting the facts if a commentary is placed in the afterword Instead the afterword recounts yet another scam again. Ublic to Atlantic ocean liners and across America Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925 when he managed to sell the Eiffel Tower to one of the city’s most successful scrap metal dealers Six weeks later he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again Vic was never ca. .
I loved the narrative text and the of illustrations Tricky Vic s face is always portrayed as a thumbprint The text includes some sidebars about events from the past such as prohibition and the building of the Eiffel Tower An intriguing read for 3rd grade and up especially those that love crimes Initially I rated this book 2 stars but by the time I finished this write up I realized I didn t really think the book was ok and lowered my rating to the lowest possible It may seem silly getting my undies in a serious wad over a mere children s book but it s precisely because it is a book devised for children that I feel compelled to come out strongly against it I d like to 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents know what the editors at Viking were thinking when they approved this one to be marketed to such young readers Perhaps the author is nearly as great a conman as the hero of this book As subject matter it seems to me that the story of Robert Miller aka con artist Count Victor Lustig is better suited to an older demographic If a book about a conman wants to be directed at young children maybe PT Barnum is as crooked a character as they should learn about Many children s books have bad guys in them Kids are accustomed to there being a bully or thug lurking in the background of a cartoon comic book or picture book This however is one of the few children s stories Inow of that hails the criminal casting them in the lead role It is suggested that the story is appropriate for ages 7 and up but I wonder if children younger than 14 or 15 are actually able to discern right and wrong in such a way as to understand that the main character of this story IS NOT TO BE EMULATED BUT RATHER REVILED AUTHOR not to be emulated but rather reviled Author Pizzoli takes pains to describe how he found Miller s exploits to be all so incredible and felt motivated to create this book as though Robert Miller was Willy Wonka or Indiana Jones or Harry Houdini As illustrated Tricky Vic is a faceless thumbprint of a man duping dopily drawn victims an effect reminiscent of the all too cool Spy vs Spy from Mad Magazine Pizzoli seems to have conveniently forgotten that Count Lustig swindled fortunes from gullible people whose only real fault is to have been suckers Because this book is very innocently packaged I would strongly suggest that parents be on hand to provide guidance I loved The Watermelon Seed and I was suitably charmed entertained and educated while reading Tricky Vic I m curious what sparked the idea of writing about Robert Miller for children but I think this book will fall well in the theme of President Taft Stuck in the Bath histo. A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015In the early 1900s Robert Miller aka “Count Victor Lustig” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist A  con artist that is He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world from the Czech Rep. .
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