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A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of In the early s 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 Republi. 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 kind 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 know it's just pulled off in a way that I feel like Here is a picture book that people will be reading aloud to kids 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 here

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Tricky VicFor 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 biography. 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 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 I know 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 Greg 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

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Download Æ Tricky Vic å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Tricky Vic By Greg Pizzoli – 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  conC to Atlantic ocean liners and across America Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 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 caught. As Pizzoli points out himself in the author's notes if this story wasn't true 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