Robin Yardi's Reviews > Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli
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it was amazing

I loved the sneaky peek I got into TRICKY VIC. If I'd had this book when I was teaching third grade I know exactly who I would have handed it to first.

"Check it out," I would have whispered. "It's about a conman who gets into a knife fight on PAGE TWO. He sells the Eiffel tower, even though he didn't own it, cons a famous gangster, even though he was new in town, gets caught and then escapes from prison by scaling a building... pass it on when you're done and DON'T show it to Mrs. V."

I think it would have raced through my classroom like a secret passed from ear to ear.

Greg Pizzoli's art and words in TRIKY VIC have a deadpan, quirky humor while maintaining more straightforward nonfiction conventions (e.g. his carefully researched text, glossary, and author's note). It's interesting without being sensational... pass it on!

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September 8, 2014 – Shelved

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