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Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower (udgave 2015)

af Greg Pizzoli (Forfatter)

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In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "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 Republic, 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 caught. For that particular scam, anyway.… (mere)
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Titel:Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
Forfattere:Greg Pizzoli (Forfatter)
Info:Viking Books for Young Readers (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 48 pages
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Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower af Greg Pizzoli

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-Illustrations work perfectly with the subject matter. It also reminds me of the movie 'Catch me if you can'. ( )
  EMiMIB | Jul 19, 2019 |
Having known Greg Pizzoli from his fun little picture books like Number One Sam and Templeton Gets His Wish, I was taken aback when I saw he's written Tricky Vic: The Man Who Stole the Eiffel Tower; Tricky Vic is a complex nonfiction story for children. But don't let that keep you from this little delight of a book. Tricky is a wonderful story of a bad guy who runs scams on people, including the almost-unbelievable scam of selling the Eiffel Tower. It's breathtaking in the rich meanderings of the plot, and it's all true. Take a look. ( )
  debnance | Aug 4, 2016 |
Summary: This is over the life of Robert Miller who aspired to be a con artist. This humorous story tells about how Robert managed to sell he Eiffel Tower to someone as well as several other landmarks without ever getting caught!

Personal Reaction: This story I found to be hilarious, and I learned that the Eiffel Tower was sold illegally, which I never knew about. I love the Eiffel Tower, and I was so glad to have the chance to see it in person.

Extensions:
1) I would have the children draw pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
2) I would try to do a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower through Google Maps if I could to give them a better visual of it.
  Jenna.McMillen | Apr 21, 2016 |
It's taken me a long time to write this, as I feel somewhat...conflicted about the book.

It's the true story of a con man named Robert Miller born in the Czech Republic in 1890. He began his career as a gambler and philanderer and eventually made Europe too dangerous for himself, especially with World War I on the horizon. Traveling to the United States, according to legend he managed to connect with Al Capone and set out to con new territories. Eventually, however, the police caught on to his scams and he traveled back to Europe. There he pulled off his biggest, most famous con: selling the Eiffel Tower. However, his fortunes went downhill after this and when he was caught counterfeiting money he was captured. After a dramatic escape, he was recaptured and died after twelve years in Alcatraz.

Back matter includes a glossary, sources (books, newspaper articles, and websites and an author's note about the inspiration and background of the story. The art is a mixture of modernistic shapes, which fit in well with the historical time period, and photo collages, many of them from Paris itself.

The book is the size of a smaller picture book and each page is heavily illustrated. However, the subject matter is much more complex than the average picture book audience can handle. Which is basically why I feel conflicted. It's an interesting story, and I can see kids interested in history and in magic tricks (which many of the cons resemble) being interested in the subject matter, but I'm a bit at a loss as to what audience to promote it to. It feels as though it should be a lot more interesting than it is. I kept re-reading it, hoping it would grab me more on a second reading but it didn't.

Verdict: If you have a strong, older audience for picture book biographies or kids willing to read interesting/unique graphic nonfiction this would be perfect. Otherwise, I'm a little doubtful about adding it to the average public library collection.

ISBN: 9780670016525; Published 2015 by Viking/Penguin; Review copy provided by publisher; Donated to the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | Jul 11, 2015 |
Reviewed for professional publication. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
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In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "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 Republic, 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 caught. For that particular scam, anyway.

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