The Strongest Man in the World by Nicolas Debon

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Strongman and circus owner Louis Cyr captured the world’s imagination with his remarkable feats of strength and mammoth proportions. Set in Quebec at the turn of the 20th century, this visual biography features the celebrity in his old age, recalling his glory days for his young daughter. In vivid detail he recounts his adventures traveling through Europe performing feats of strength that astounded audiences and remain unsurpassed today. Nicholas Debon’s vibrant illustrations and moving text bring the world of circuses and celebrities from long ago to life for young readers.
 

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Nicolas Debon was born in Northern France and later moved to Nancy where he studied art at l'Ecole nationale des Beaux-Arts before moving to Toronto for ten years. His picture bookThe Strongest Man in the Worldwon theBoston Globe/Horn BookAward. Nicolas currently lives in France.
 
Published April 25, 2007 by Groundwood Books. 36 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels.

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Cyr, a Québécois circus performer of the late-19th century, whose feats of strength still are seldom equaled, looks back from the twilight of his career to the training and encouragement received as a child from a stern grandfather, and then the rise to worldwide fame for such exploits as lifting...

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